[PATCH 3/3] x25: Move to staging

Ben Hutchings ben at decadent.org.uk
Tue Nov 23 03:55:28 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 x25 protocol (PF_X25) receives only 'odd fixes'.  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>
I'm somewhat less sure about this one; maybe it's improving?  But there
is little enough sign of any usefulness after 10 years.

There are several X25 dependencies that presumably should be moved too.


 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 a9dd984..1347242 100644
--- a/drivers/staging/Kconfig
+++ b/drivers/staging/Kconfig
@@ -179,5 +179,7 @@ source "net/decnet/Kconfig"
 source "net/econet/Kconfig"
+source "net/x25/Kconfig"
 endif # STAGING
diff --git a/net/Kconfig b/net/Kconfig
index 059c9f1..1d396ba 100644
--- a/net/Kconfig
+++ b/net/Kconfig
@@ -203,7 +203,6 @@ source "net/8021q/Kconfig"
 source "net/llc/Kconfig"
 source "net/ipx/Kconfig"
 source "drivers/net/appletalk/Kconfig"
-source "net/x25/Kconfig"
 source "net/lapb/Kconfig"
 source "net/wanrouter/Kconfig"
 source "net/phonet/Kconfig"

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