Date: Mon, 28 Feb 2011 13:02:02 -0800 From: Kees Cook <kees@...ntu.com> To: oss-security@...ts.openwall.com Subject: Re: CVE request: kernel: OOM-killer via argv expansion On Mon, Feb 28, 2011 at 12:32:55PM -0800, Kees Cook wrote: > I think the flaw with argv-expansion triggering the OOM-killer > incorrectly needs its own CVE. > > While the stack guard page and the fixes for CVE-2010-3858 certainly > improved things, argv expansion can still be tricked into OOM-killing the > entire system. Solutions were discussed on the original thread, but > were not finished. Recently a set of patches has been re-proposed to fix > this issue. Regardless, it should probably get its own CVE assigned. > > Thanks, > > -Kees > >  https://lkml.org/lkml/2010/8/27/429 >  http://git.kernel.org/linus/1b528181b2ffa14721fb28ad1bd539fe1732c583 >  https://lkml.org/lkml/2011/2/25/227 Sorry, Nelson Elhage pointed out to me that I missed the fix for this issue. The issue was been fixed with: http://git.kernel.org/linus/3c77f845722158206a7209c45ccddc264d19319c This was already assigned as CVE-2010-4243 Sorry for the noise, and thanks! -Kees -- Kees Cook Ubuntu Security Team
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