Date: Wed, 28 May 2014 14:51:16 -0700 From: Andy Lutomirski <luto@...capital.net> To: Greg KH <greg@...ah.com> Cc: oss-security@...ts.openwall.com Subject: Re: CVE request: Linux kernel DoS with syscall auditing On Wed, May 28, 2014 at 2:53 PM, Greg KH <greg@...ah.com> wrote: > On Wed, May 28, 2014 at 02:45:59PM -0700, Andy Lutomirski wrote: >> Issuing a system call with a random large number will OOPS, depending >> on configuration. A configuration that will enable this bug is: >> >> # auditctl -a exit,always -S open >> >> No privilege whatsoever is required to trigger the OOPS. >> >> It's possible that this can be extended to more than just a DoS -- >> with some care and willingness to exploit timing attacks, this is a >> read of arbitrary single bits in kernel memory. > > Is there a kernel fix for this anywhere? No, but there will be soon. The correct fix is, IMO, CONFIG_AUDITSYSCALL=n. That code is garbage. --Andy
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