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Date: Mon, 20 Jun 2011 15:11:27 -0400 (EDT)
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: thp: madvise on top of
 /dev/zero private mapping can lead to panic

----- Original Message -----
> Description of problem:
> The huge_memory.c THP page fault was allowed to run if vm_ops was null
> (which would succeed for /dev/zero MAP_PRIVATE, as the f_op->mmap
> wouldn't setup a special vma->vm_ops and it would fallback to regular
> anonymous memory) but other THP logics weren't fully activated for
> vmas with vm_file not NULL (/dev/zero has a not NULL vma->vm_file).
> 
> Unprivileged local user could use this flaw to crash the server.
> 
> Upstream patch: 78f11a255749d09025f54d4e2df4fbcb031530e2
> 
> References:
> https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=714761
> https://bugzilla.kernel.org/show_bug.cgi?id=33682
> http://www.spinics.net/lists/stable-commits/msg11762.html
> 

Please use CVE-2011-2479.

Thanks.

-- 
    JB

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