Date: Mon, 17 Aug 2015 23:45:55 -0400 (EDT) From: Wade Mealing <wmealing@...hat.com> To: OSS Security List <oss-security@...ts.openwall.com> Cc: cve-assign@...re.org Subject: CVE request: linux kernel:fd leak in vhost ioctl VHOST_SET_LOG_FD Gday, 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. Thanks, Wade Mealing Red Hat Product Security Patch: https://lkml.org/lkml/2015/8/10/375 Bugzilla: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1251839
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