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Date: Mon, 12 May 2008 16:04:33 -0400 (EDT)
From: "Steven M. Christey" <>
Subject: Re: CVE request: Linux vfs: fix permission checking
 in sys_utimensat

Name: CVE-2008-2148
Status: Candidate
Reference: CONFIRM:;a=commit;h=f9dfda1ad0637a89a64d001cf81478bd8d9b6306

The utimensat system call in Linux kernel 2.6.22 and other versions
before does not check file permissions when certain UTIME_NOW
and UTIME_OMIT combinations are used, which allows local users to
modify file times of arbitrary files, possibly leading to a denial of

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