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Date: Mon, 21 Sep 2009 13:45:31 +0800
From: Eugene Teo <>
CC: "Steven M. Christey" <>
Subject: CVE request: kernel: issue with O_EXCL creates on NFSv4

There is an issue with O_EXCL creates on NFSv4 that with enough 
attempts, it is possible for a lingering file from a failed create that 
is world-writable but only setuid execute as the user who is attempting 
these creates. Fortunately, root is not susceptible to this bug, so a 
setuid root file should not be possible. It might be possible to exploit 
this to gain access as another user though.

In-depth description/reproducer:

Upstream commits: (fixed in v2.6.19-rc6) (fixed in v2.6.19-rc6) (fixed in v2.6.30-rc1)

Thanks, Eugene

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