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Date: Thu, 14 Mar 2013 23:08:39 -0600
From: Kurt Seifried <kseifried@...hat.com>
To: oss-security@...ts.openwall.com
CC: Marcus Meissner <meissner@...e.de>
Subject: Re: CVE Request/Guidance: Linux kernel cdc-wdm buffer
 overflow triggered by device

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On 03/14/2013 07:43 AM, Marcus Meissner wrote:
> Hi,
> 
> I am wondering ... do we consider attacks with special attack
> taylored USB devices as CVE worthy?

Yes. I know vendors (like us) hand out USB keys at events (I think
most of ours are live bootable systems, so we should probably make
sure that users can safely plug them in without hosing their systems
if they want to look at what is on it =).

> There is only some precedence in the CVE DB, but not much.
> 
> I stumbled over this fix from one of my colleagues where a
> specifically made USB device reporting the "cdc-wdm" USB class
> could cause a kernel heap overflow.
> 
> "Malicious attached devices" might fall into several categories:
> 
> 1. Attaching the device causes the issue directly within the kernel
> / autoloaded module, without user interaction. (here the case)
> 
> 
> 2. Attaching the device causes the issue when userspace, dependend
> on e.g. desktop system, does initiate a seperate action (like an
> automount and then exploitation of something) (so not direct a
> kernel, but a kernel + GNOME/KDE interaction).
> 
> 
> 3. User needs to do something with the attached device (like click
> on a file on a USB disk)
> 
> 
> I would consider (1) and (2) CVE worthy at least, not so sure with
> (3).
> 
> Ciao, Marcus
> 
> commit c0f5ecee4e741667b2493c742b60b6218d40b3aa Author: Oliver
> Neukum <oneukum@...e.de> Date:   Tue Mar 12 14:52:42 2013 +0100
> 
> USB: cdc-wdm: fix buffer overflow
> 
> The buffer for responses must not overflow. If this would happen,
> set a flag, drop the data and return an error after user space has
> read all remaining data.
> 
> Signed-off-by: Oliver Neukum <oliver@...kum.org> CC:
> stable@...nel.org Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman
> <gregkh@...uxfoundation.org>
> 

Please use CVE-2013-1860 for this issue.



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Kurt Seifried Red Hat Security Response Team (SRT)
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