Date: Tue, 08 Jul 2008 18:13:04 +0800 From: Eugene Teo <eteo@...hat.com> To: oss-security@...ts.openwall.com CC: coley@...re.org Subject: Re: 188.8.131.52 security fixes, please assign CVE id Marcus Meissner wrote: > http://lwn.net/Articles/288473/ > >> Stable kernel 184.108.40.206 >> Posted Jul 3, 2008 15:34 UTC (Thu) by PaXTeam (subscriber, #24616) [Link] [...] >> 2. >> http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kernel/git/stable/linux-2.6.25.y.git;a=commitdiff;h=1e9a615bfce7996ea4d815d45d364b47ac6a74e8 >> is an even better one, it allows one to overflow the task struct refcount (a 32 bit atomic_t >> on the affected amd64) and cause its subsequent freeing with dangling references to it all >> over the place (including 'current' of the ptraced task itself). corresponding exploit avenues >> abound. > > I don't know if this one has a CVE yet. I'm cc'ing Steve just to make sure that this gets a CVE id. Thanks, Eugene -- Eugene Teo / Red Hat Security Response Team
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