Incorrect backport to 2.6.32-stable - NFSD regression.

Bug #1365914 reported by Luis Henriques
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linux (Ubuntu)
Luis Henriques
Fix Released
Luis Henriques

Bug Description

SRU Justification:

The original bug report[1] refers to the failure in running pulseaudio
when $HOME is NFS4 mounted.


Reverting Lucid 0a69d50207d9e098eeb98b516b1b08b4d05dbc6f commit
(47c85291d3dd1a51501555000b90f8e281a0458e commit upstream) will fix
this issue.

Although I haven't tested this myself, the original bug reporter
provides a test case:

1. Mount ~ from NFS4

2. start pulseaudio:
   ~$ pulseaudio
   E: [pulseaudio] core-util.c: Failed to create secure directory
   (/home/foo/bar/.pulse): Remote I/O error

3. Actual Results:
   pulseaudio does not work
   Expected Results:
   pulseaudio should work


Neil Brown reported[1] in the stable mailing list that

commit 63d059e73ff4574b79bd8aa252b5fc00b6326ddf
Author: NeilBrown <email address hidden>
Date: Wed Feb 16 13:08:35 2011 +1100

    nfsd: correctly handle return value from nfsd_map_name_to_*

    commit 47c85291d3dd1a51501555000b90f8e281a0458e upstream.

in kernel fixes a regression introduced by commit 3c726023402a2f3b28f49b9d90ebf9e71151157d. However, this commit hasn't been backported to the 2.6.32 kernel.

So, rather an fixing a regression, it introduces one and this patch should be reverted.

For more details, see


CVE References

Luis Henriques (henrix)
Changed in linux (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Medium
Changed in linux (Ubuntu Lucid):
status: New → Triaged
assignee: nobody → Luis Henriques (henrix)
importance: Undecided → Medium
Luis Henriques (henrix)
description: updated
Tim Gardner (timg-tpi)
Changed in linux (Ubuntu Lucid):
status: Triaged → Fix Committed
Changed in linux (Ubuntu):
status: Triaged → Invalid
Revision history for this message
Brad Figg (brad-figg) wrote :

This bug is awaiting verification that the kernel in -proposed solves the problem. Please test the kernel and update this bug with the results. If the problem is solved, change the tag 'verification-needed-lucid' to 'verification-done-lucid'.

If verification is not done by 5 working days from today, this fix will be dropped from the source code, and this bug will be closed.

See for documentation how to enable and use -proposed. Thank you!

tags: added: verification-needed-lucid
Revision history for this message
Luis Henriques (henrix) wrote :

This fix is available in upstream 2.6.32, so it can be considered as a regular stable update -- we just SRU'ed it without waiting for the upstream release. As such, I'm tagging it as verified.

tags: added: verification-done-lucid
removed: verification-needed-lucid
Revision history for this message
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package linux - 2.6.32-67.134

linux (2.6.32-67.134) lucid; urgency=low

  [ Kamal Mostafa ]

  * Release Tracking Bug
    - re-used previous tracking bug

  [ Upstream Kernel Changes ]

  * udf: Avoid infinite loop when processing indirect ICBs
    - LP: #1370042
    - CVE-2014-6410

linux (2.6.32-67.133) lucid; urgency=low

  [ Joseph Salisbury ]

  * Release Tracking Bug
    - LP: #1372657

  [ Upstream Kernel Changes ]

  * Revert "nfsd: correctly handle return value from nfsd_map_name_to_*"
    - LP: #1365914
  * HID: fix a couple of off-by-ones
    - LP: #1370035
    - CVE-2014-3184
  * USB: whiteheat: Added bounds checking for bulk command response
    - LP: #1370036
    - CVE-2014-3185
 -- Kamal Mostafa <email address hidden> Wed, 24 Sep 2014 11:04:09 -0700

Changed in linux (Ubuntu Lucid):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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