Date: Tue, 02 Dec 2008 09:15:42 +0800 From: Eugene Teo <eteo@...hat.com> To: oss-security@...ts.openwall.com CC: "Steven M. Christey" <coley@...us.mitre.org> Subject: Re: CVE request: kernel: Unix sockets kernel panic dann frazier wrote: > On Tue, Nov 11, 2008 at 05:41:44PM +0800, Eugene Teo wrote: >> Eugene Teo wrote: >>> We need a CVE name for this issue. This was reported in netdev today. >>> >>> "The following code causes a kernel panic on Linux 2.6.26: >>> http://darkircop.org/unix.c >>> >>> I haven't investigated the bug so I'm not sure what is causing it, and >>> don't know if it's exploitable. The code passes unix sockets from one >>> process to another using unix sockets. The bug probably has to do >>> with closing file descriptors." >>> >>> http://marc.info/?l=linux-netdev&m=122593044330973&w=2 >>> https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=470201 >>> >>> There isn't a fix yet. Dave is working on it. >> There's a fix now. >> >> Upstream commits: f8d570a, 3b53fbf, and 6209344. >> >> https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=470201#c10 >> https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=470201#c14 >> https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=470201#c9 >> https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=470201#c13 > > Thanks for following up. > > fyi, our testing of this fix has uncovered additional issues. > Local/unprivileged users can cause soft lockups and take out system > processes by triggering the OOM killer: > http://marc.info/?l=linux-netdev&m=122721862313564&w=2 This additional bug is assigned with CVE-2008-5300. Thanks, Eugene
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