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Date: Tue, 28 Sep 2010 15:44:30 +0800
From: Eugene Teo <>
CC: "Steven M. Christey" <>
Subject: CVE request - kernel: pktcdvd ioctl dev_minor missing range check

As Dan Rosenberg explained in the patch commit: The PKT_CTRL_CMD_STATUS 
device ioctl retrieves a pointer to a pktcdvd_device from the global 
pkt_devs array.  The index into this array is provided directly by the 
user and is a signed integer, so the comparison to ensure that it falls 
within the bounds of this array will fail when provided with a negative 

This can be used to read arbitrary kernel memory or cause a crash due to 
an invalid pointer dereference.  This can be exploited by users with 
permission to open /dev/pktcdvd/control (on many distributions, this is 
readable by group "cdrom").

This was introduced in 2f8e2dc8 (v2.6.10-rc1).

Thanks, Eugene
main(i) { putchar(182623909 >> (i-1) * 5&31|!!(i<7)<<6) && main(++i); }

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