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Date: Fri, 13 Nov 2009 14:39:24 +0800
From: Eugene Teo <eugeneteo@...nel.sg>
To: oss-security@...ts.openwall.com
CC: "Steven M. Christey" <coley@...us.mitre.org>
Subject: CVE request: kernel: bad permissions on megaraid_sas sysfs files

The megaraid_sas driver exposes a number of driver attributes in sysfs. 
Many of these are read-only, just export information from the driver and 
are world-readable.

A couple of attributes are writable and may be used to change the 
behaviour of the driver (e.g. setting debug logging levels, selecting 
poll vs. interrupt I/O mode etc).

Some of these writable attributes are mistakenly created with 
world-writable permissions, e.g. dbg_lvl and poll_mode_io.

This would allow an unprivileged user to affect kernel driver behaviour 
and logging level.

Upstream made the dbd_lvl permissions more restrictive:
http://git.kernel.org/linus/66dca9b8c50b5e59d3bea8b21cee5c6dae6c9c46

The poll_mode_io pseudofile still has world-writable permissions 
upstream. I'm getting my colleague to submit a patch.

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=526068

Thanks, Eugene

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