[Bug 1940] ibook doesn't "wake up"

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------- Additional Comments From ben.collins at ubuntu.com  2005-12-26 19:50 UTC -------
(In reply to comment #98)
> Here's a similar entry in the kernel changelog:
>   * [SECURITY]: Fix a typo with the overtemp code in the g5 thermal driver can
>     cause abrupt shutdowns on some machines. Theoretically a user could perform
>     a local DoS abusing the CPU to the point where the machine will shutdown:
>     - Add patch drivers-macintosh-thermpm72_CVE-2005-XXXX.dpatch.
> Not much difference from our situation, except that you don't need to heat up
> the CPU to trigger this bug, just closing the lid is enough.
> I still don't get it - why can't a patch that is ready be incorporated into your
> kernel along with (other) security patches?..

You're comparing a DoS to this bug? These are quite different things. First off,
you can work around this problem by disabling the suspend/resume. Second, the
person who "closes your lid" has to have physical access to your machine, so
that kind of negates any security expectations. The thermal bug could be induced
by a normal user who has remote login. Not the same sort of thing.

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