[PATCH 2/3] econet: Move to staging

Ben Hutchings ben at decadent.org.uk
Tue Nov 23 03:52:28 UTC 2010

Recent review has revealed several bugs in obscure protocol
implementations that can be exploited by local users for denial of
service or privilege escalation.

The econet protocol (PF_ECONET) is unmaintained.  There appear to be
no published applications for it, and it has never progressed beyond
'experimental' status.

This protocol generally should not be enabled by distributions, since
the cost of a security flaw affecting all installed systems presumably
outweighs the benefit to the few (if any) legitimate users.

Signed-off-by: Ben Hutchings <ben at decadent.org.uk>
 drivers/staging/Kconfig |    2 ++
 net/Kconfig             |    1 -
 2 files changed, 2 insertions(+), 1 deletions(-)

diff --git a/drivers/staging/Kconfig b/drivers/staging/Kconfig
index dd94cb2..a9dd984 100644
--- a/drivers/staging/Kconfig
+++ b/drivers/staging/Kconfig
@@ -177,5 +177,7 @@ source "drivers/staging/speakup/Kconfig"
 source "net/decnet/Kconfig"
+source "net/econet/Kconfig"
 endif # STAGING
diff --git a/net/Kconfig b/net/Kconfig
index 9e4fc29..059c9f1 100644
--- a/net/Kconfig
+++ b/net/Kconfig
@@ -205,7 +205,6 @@ source "net/ipx/Kconfig"
 source "drivers/net/appletalk/Kconfig"
 source "net/x25/Kconfig"
 source "net/lapb/Kconfig"
-source "net/econet/Kconfig"
 source "net/wanrouter/Kconfig"
 source "net/phonet/Kconfig"
 source "net/ieee802154/Kconfig"

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