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Date: Mon, 17 Aug 2015 23:45:55 -0400 (EDT)
From: Wade Mealing <>
To: OSS Security List <>
Subject: CVE request: linux kernel:fd leak in vhost ioctl VHOST_SET_LOG_FD


I'd like to request a CVE for the following issue:

A flaw was found in the way Linux kernel's vhost driver treated userspace
provided log fd while processing VHOST_SET_LOG_FD ioctl command. A
privileged local user with access to the /dev/vhost-net files.  The
provided descriptor would never be released and consume kernel memory.

Usually this /dev/vhost-net file(s) have write access with
root permissions but applications may access it with privileged 
access through libvirt or other virtualisation.

A file descriptor may waste memory for each VHOST_SET_LOG_FD command issued, eventually
wasting available system resources creating a denial of service.


Wade Mealing
Red Hat Product Security



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