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Date: Wed, 04 Jul 2012 10:31:45 -0600
From: Kurt Seifried <kseifried@...hat.com>
To: oss-security@...ts.openwall.com
Subject: Re: CVE Request -- kernel: epoll: can leak file descriptors
 when returning -ELOOP

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On 07/04/2012 01:19 AM, Petr Matousek wrote:
> An epoll_ctl(,EPOLL_CTL_ADD,,) operation can return '-ELOOP' to
> prevent circular epoll dependencies from being created.  However,
> in that case we do not properly clear the 'tfile_check_list'.
> 
> An unprivileged local user could use this flaw to crash the
> system.
> 
> Regression introduced via 28d82dc1c4edbc352129f97f4ca22624d1fe61de 
> commit.
> 
> Upstream fix: 13d518074a952d33d47c428419693f63389547e9
> 
> References: https://lkml.org/lkml/2012/3/27/65 
> https://lkml.org/lkml/2012/4/17/247 
> https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=837502
> 
> Thanks,

Please use CVE-2012-3375 for this issue.


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Kurt Seifried Red Hat Security Response Team (SRT)
PGP: 0x5E267993 A90B F995 7350 148F 66BF 7554 160D 4553 5E26 7993



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