Date: Tue, 08 Jul 2008 19:30:02 +0800 From: Eugene Teo <eteo@...hat.com> To: oss-security@...ts.openwall.com Subject: Re: CVE-2008-2931 kernel: missing check before setting mount propagation Eugene Teo wrote: > The do_change_type routine in the Linux kernel has a missing check for > capable(CAP_SYS_ADMIN). Even though the mount command restricts the > changing of mountpoint type to only root users, it is possible for local > unprivileged users to bypass and abuse this problem. More details can be > found at: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=CVE-2008-2931 > > This affects kernel versions from 2.6.15-rc1 up to 2.6.22-rc1. The Correction: It should be up to 2.6.21. Thanks, Eugene -- Eugene Teo / Red Hat Security Response Team
Powered by blists - more mailing lists
Please check out the Open Source Software Security Wiki, which is counterpart to this mailing list.
Confused about mailing lists and their use? Read about mailing lists on Wikipedia and check out these guidelines on proper formatting of your messages.