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Date:   Tue, 15 Nov 2016 02:10:44 +0100
From:   Francois Romieu <>
To:     Hayes Wang <>
Cc:     "" <>,
        nic_swsd <>,
        "" <>,
        "" <>,
        "" <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH net 2/2] r8152: rx descriptor check

Hayes Wang <> :
> Francois Romieu []
> > Sent: Friday, November 11, 2016 8:13 PM
> [...]
> > Invalid packet size corrupted receive descriptors in Realtek's device
> > reminds of CVE-2009-4537.
> Do you mean that the driver would get a packet exceed the size
> which is set to RxMaxSize ?

If it was possible to get it wrong once, it should be possible to
get it wrong twice, especially if some part of the hardware design
is recycled. I don't mean anything else.

I won't speculate about some cache consistency issue or some badly
aborted dma transaction to explain the memory corruption.


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