Date: Fri, 31 Aug 2012 18:11:53 +0200 From: Petr Matousek <pmatouse@...hat.com> To: oss-security@...ts.openwall.com Subject: CVE Request -- kernel: net: slab corruption due to improper synchronization around inet->opt Description of the problem: Lack proper synchronization to manipulate inet->opt ip_options can lead to system crash. Problem is that ip_make_skb() calls ip_setup_cork() and ip_setup_cork() possibly makes a copy of ipc->opt (struct ip_options), without any protection against another thread manipulating inet->opt. Another thread can change inet->opt pointer and free old one under us. Given right server application (setting socket options and processing traffic over the same socket at the same time), remote attacker could use this flaw to crash the system. More likely though, local unprivileged user could use this flaw to crash the system. Upstream fix: http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux-2.6.git;a=commitdiff;h=f6d8bd051c391c1c0458a30b2a7abcd939329259 Thanks, -- Petr Matousek / Red Hat Security Response Team
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