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Date: Wed, 30 Oct 2013 10:03:20 -0600
From: Kurt Seifried <kseifried@...hat.com>
To: oss-security@...ts.openwall.com, vdavydov@...allels.com,
        khorenko@...allels.com, vvs@...allels.com
Subject: Re: CVE Request -- Linux kernel: ipc: ipc_rcu_putref
 refcount races

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On 10/30/2013 08:52 AM, Petr Matousek wrote:
> A flaw was found in the way ipc_rcu_putref() function handled
> reference counter decrementing. Without external synchronization
> reference counter might not be adjusted properly, as presented with
> the freeque() vs do_msgsnd() race, leading to memory leaks.
> 
> An unprivileged local user could use this flaw to cause OOM
> conditions, potentially crashing the system.
> 
> References: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1024854 
> https://wiki.openvz.org/Download/kernel/rhel6-testing/042stab084.3
> 
> Upstream patch: 
> http://git.kernel.org/cgit/linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux.git/commit/?id=6062a8
>
> 
(making the refcounter atomic hunks)
> 
> Acknowledgements:
> 
> Red Hat would like to thank Vladimir Davydov (Parallels) for
> reporting this issue.
> 
> Thanks,

Please use CVE-2013-4483 for this issue.


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Kurt Seifried Red Hat Security Response Team (SRT)
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