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Date: Mon, 7 Mar 2011 15:24:23 -0500 (EST)
From: Josh Bressers <bressers@...hat.com>
To: oss-security@...ts.openwall.com
Cc: Ludwig Nussel <ludwig.nussel@...e.de>, security <security@...ntu.com>,
        security@...ian.org, security@...e.de,
        Dan Rosenberg <dan.j.rosenberg@...il.com>
Subject: Re: Suid mount helpers fail to anticipate
 RLIMIT_FSIZE

----- Original Message -----
> 
> It seems like fixing glibc to either raise the rlimit or correctly handle
> the error condition is the way to go (as you already mentioned). I share
> the concern of the helpers maybe not checking addmntent() return codes,
> though. If they all do, I would think that just correct error handling in
> glibc would be accepted upstream. Whatever the fix, it really feels like
> it should be in glibc. It is what is responsible for actually writing to
> the file...
> 

I'm going to assign CVE-2011-1089 to this, under the assumption the fix
will go into glibc (it's a bit confusing, but I think I follow from playing
along at home).

Thanks.

-- 
    JB

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