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Date: Fri, 13 Nov 2009 15:47:36 -0500 (EST)
From: Josh Bressers <bressers@...hat.com>
To: oss-security@...ts.openwall.com
Cc: "Steven M. Christey" <coley@...us.mitre.org>
Subject: Re: CVE request - kernel: NOMMU: Dont pass NULL
 pointers to fput() in do_mmap_pgoff()

While this is a bit obscure, let's give it an ID anyway.

CVE-2009-3888

Thanks.

-- 
    JB


----- "Eugene Teo" <eugeneteo@...nel.sg> wrote:

> From upstream patch:
> "Don't pass NULL pointers to fput() in the error handling paths of the
> 
> NOMMU do_mmap_pgoff() as it can't handle it.
> 
> The following can be used as a test program:
> int main() { static long long a[1024 * 1024 * 20] = { 0 }; return a;}
> 
> Without the patch, the code oopses in atomic_long_dec_and_test() as 
> called by fput() after the kernel complains that it can't allocate
> that 
> big a chunk of memory.  With the patch, the kernel just complains
> about 
> the allocation size and then the program segfaults during execve() as
> 
> execve() can't complete the allocation of all the new ELF program
> segments."
> 
> http://git.kernel.org/linus/89a8640279f8bb78aaf778d1fc5c4a6778f18064
> 
> Doesn't affect if CONFIG_MMU=y.
> 
> Thanks, Eugene

-- 
    JB

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