Re: Permission to upload geordi 0:20080725T0146-1+lenny1?
Chris Lamb wrote:
> Hi -release,
> I would like to upload geordi 0:20080725T0146-1+lenny1 to t-p-u to fix a
> DoS issue. The relevant changelog entry is:
> geordi (0:20080725T0146-1+lenny1) testing-proposed-updates; urgency=low
> * Ignore (rather than allow) fcntl system call to prevent a DoS. Upstream
> By using fcntl with F_SETOWN to make the geordi process the owner of
> its stdout and then using fcntl again to set O_ASYNC on stdout, the
> C++ program could have the geordi process receive SIGIO, causing it
> to shut down.
> We only allowed fcntl because g++ appeared to need it. Upon closer
> inspection, it turns out g++ only uses it to check some flags on the
> precompiled header fd, and the system call can just be ignored
> Patch backported from upstream darcs repository.
> The debdiff is attached to this mail. I will be making the parallel change
> to sid's version this evening.
Ok, please upload.