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Date: Fri, 13 Nov 2009 15:55:24 -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: bad permissions on
 megaraid_sas sysfs files

Please use CVE-2009-3889 for this.

Thanks.

-- 
    JB


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

> 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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