Date: Thu, 25 Aug 2016 13:50:49 -0400 (EDT) From: cve-assign@...re.org To: wmealing@...hat.com Cc: cve-assign@...re.org, oss-security@...ts.openwall.com Subject: Re: CVE request: Linux kernel mbcache lock contention denial of service. -----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA256 > http://git.kernel.org/cgit/linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux.git/commit/?id=be0726d33cb8f411945884664924bed3cb8c70ee > https://lwn.net/Articles/668718/ > https://bugzilla.kernel.org/show_bug.cgi?id=107301 > https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1360968 > > A design flaw was found in the file extended attribute handling of the > linux kernels handling of cached attributes. Too many entries in the > cache cause a soft lockup while attempting to iterate the cache and > access relevant locks. > > Upstream has replaced the mbcache code with an updated version which > was not a patch but a clear-cut reimplementation of the code, no > single diff > > Soft lockup information is in both the bugzilla.kernel.org and > referred to in the LWN article. This would affect containers running > with ext4 as it shares the same mbcache between all containers/host. > > This did not affect Red Hat Enterprise Linux versions 5,6 or 7, so I > can't validate the claim that it does affect other newer kernels. > This may be worthwhile tracking for others who are affected by this > flaw. > > For those following along at home, this seemed to be fixed in: > > git tag --contains be0726d33cb8f411945884664924bed3cb8c70ee > v4.6 Use CVE-2015-8952. - -- CVE Assignment Team M/S M300, 202 Burlington Road, Bedford, MA 01730 USA [ A PGP key is available for encrypted communications at http://cve.mitre.org/cve/request_id.html ] -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: GnuPG v1 iQIcBAEBCAAGBQJXvy76AAoJEHb/MwWLVhi2lYkQAI/LDJTd/giN+MF4gT6DZ4Db KZucD64daIHsBuKdvBWOTWhxGuFhCv1gGcfdJWZgTBWYow1yZx6HuxKQGfDGC1vh rsQt26tP8RXcW9NiflvPovC++78bYMZhu6bzqVk6K9K7W8C8JjVgX2iU8lUa8XKw Si1XKDN/jsXM+uyKrofVy/tYqDxYkQ9rDxVB8vpsJ6ezrN2WJiRfbTRnuMLE2BI6 bAUb9yoNWBoNMrP1YVwEAQQgzVshwsuwaEzF77khV/hmaJsTwOaomYdIfuHoRrqq C02xBjvtzC3x79Tn71E29gfp+2/hK4E3fneQVRYO+3cShbcP8TADwEVSWGwuqOoM ANuE6m76rIaN3peTwpXIHOFEDDjV56mj+60jkErse4yMbwMC2htiLWzssP1AklcD y6/RpIoJLldhSJ+1KUjeAskCRozix2RTtyRveNK6ohD+BVRr6R3sfP9Y47RyIU36 6cPOowJICw0T3IkmD8HUn+cY0di7KuaopMu89hTdyOtugFSuOFVHBVFjdSo/kkjV hgGExNuijnM/ts+vEVBB3UH7er3odyz7kTfPggr+pESZk2Jee4QMUQOlFMYgt9pW ZIBwiDtf1N0+1Dk/E7aJxQvThW80xirWgg5ZuzCeyVstwEjgKX728cy/Qa7g2WIk Zoe/WK1OI1qnr21ciAKg =bAj5 -----END PGP SIGNATURE-----
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