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Re: [PATCH] gnu: ntfs-3g: Fix CVE-2017-0358.

From: Kei Kebreau
Subject: Re: [PATCH] gnu: ntfs-3g: Fix CVE-2017-0358.
Date: Thu, 09 Feb 2017 19:42:44 -0500
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Marius Bakke <address@hidden> writes:

> Leo Famulari <address@hidden> writes:
>> On Thu, Feb 09, 2017 at 11:39:42PM +0100, Marius Bakke wrote:
>>> Kei Kebreau <address@hidden> writes:
>>> > Reviewers, how does this patch look to you?
>>> AFAIU from CVE-2017-0358, ntfs-3g is only vulnerable when installed
>>> setuid root, which is not the case on guix.
>>> FWIW Debian do not carry this patch, but have fixed the CVE according to
>>> the changelog. So I doubt this patch is necessary.
>> There have been a couple security-related bugs publicized recently that
>> are only dangerous when the software is installed setuid root.
>> Although we don't do that by default, system administrators can do it on
>> GuixSD. I also think that Guix is valuable as a distribution mechanism
>> of free source code, and we should fix bugs for that use case.
>> So, I was thinking that we should fix these bugs unless they require
>> grafting, and then we should fix them in core-updates.
>> WDYT?
> That does make a lot of sense. Reading up on execl(3), it looks like
> this patch does the right thing and can't hurt even when not setuid.
> Mind=changed! :P 

Are we all agreed on pushing this change?

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