Date: Sat, 10 May 2008 14:41:21 +0200 From: Robert Buchholz <rbu@...too.org> To: oss-security@...ts.openwall.com Subject: CVE request: Linux vfs: fix permission checking in sys_utimensat This patch has been released in Linux 184.108.40.206: http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kernel/git/stable/linux-2.6.25.y.git;a=commit;h=f9dfda1ad0637a89a64d001cf81478bd8d9b6306 > If utimensat() is called with both times set to UTIME_NOW or one of them > to UTIME_NOW and the other to UTIME_OMIT, then it will update the file > time without any permission checking. > > I don't think this can be used for anything other than a local DoS, but > could be quite bewildering at that (e.g. "Why was that large source tree > rebuilt when I didn't modify anything???") Robert Download attachment "signature.asc " of type "application/pgp-signature" (190 bytes)
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