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Re: Security bug in Linux kernel

On Tue, 2016-01-19 at 20:05 +0100, Julien Aubin wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm pushing it publicly as the issue has been already disclosed, but could
> you please put a quick fix to the Linux kernel for :
> - Stable
> - Testing
> - Backports
> https://phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=Linux-Kernel-2016-0-Day
> If I look at the comments, looks like a goto is the culprit.

No, it's an error in reference counting.  It's fixed in jessie and sid,
and doesn't affect anything older.  {wheezy,jessie}-backports will be
fixed soon.


Ben Hutchings
Horngren's Observation:
                   Among economists, the real world is often a special case.

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