Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 6th May 2006 17:26 UTC, submitted by JMcCarthy
Linux Andrew Morton, the lead maintainer of the Linux production kernel, is worried that an increasing number of defects are appearing in the 2.6 kernel and is considering drastic action to resolve it. "I believe the 2.6 kernel is slowly getting buggier. It seems we're adding bugs at a higher rate than we're fixing them," Morton said, in a talk at the LinuxTag conference in Wiesbaden, Germany, on Friday.
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Proof is in the pudding
by Tom K on Sun 7th May 2006 20:49 UTC
Tom K
Member since:
2005-07-06

Let me introduce the changelog for Linux kernel 2.6.16.14.

commit bf7d8bacaaf241a0f0157986fd4e1e6834873d50
Author: Chris Wright <chrisw@sous-sol.org>
Date: Thu May 4 17:03:45 2006 -0700

Linux 2.6.16.14

commit 4acbb3fbaccda1f1d38e7154228e052ce80a2dfa
Author: Olaf Kirch <okir@suse.de>
Date: Wed May 3 21:30:11 2006 -0700

[PATCH] smbfs chroot issue (CVE-2006-1864)

Mark Moseley reported that a chroot environment on a SMB share can be
left via "cd ..\". Similar to CVE-2006-1863 issue with cifs, this fix
is for smbfs.

Steven French <sfrench@us.ibm.com> wrote:

Looks fine to me. This should catch the slash on lookup or equivalent,
which will be all obvious paths of interest.

Signed-off-by: Chris Wright <chrisw@sous-sol.org>


How did that kind of thing even make it through?

Version 2.6 development is a joke. I'm considering going back to 2.4 on my file server, simply because this kind of thing isn't instilling too much confidence for me.

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