[PATCH 2/3] econet: Move to staging

Stephen Hemminger shemminger at vyatta.com
Tue Nov 23 04:32:36 UTC 2010


On Tue, 23 Nov 2010 03:52:28 +0000
Ben Hutchings <ben at decadent.org.uk> wrote:

> 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>

This I agree with. Probably the Arcnet devices as well.
Most distro's don't enable it anyway.



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