Bug 1064253 (CVE-2014-0069)

Summary: CVE-2014-0069 kernel: cifs: incorrect handling of bogus user pointers during uncached writes
Product: [Other] Security Response Reporter: Petr Matousek <pmatouse>
Component: vulnerabilityAssignee: Red Hat Product Security <security-response-team>
Status: CLOSED ERRATA QA Contact:
Severity: medium Docs Contact:
Priority: medium    
Version: unspecifiedCC: agordeev, anton, aquini, bhu, dhoward, esammons, fhrbata, gbarros, iboverma, jkacur, jkurik, jlayton, jross, kernel-mgr, lgoncalv, lwang, matt, mcressma, npajkovs, pholasek, security-response-team, sprabhu, williams
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Hardware: All   
OS: Linux   
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Last Closed: 2014-04-28 17:38:47 UTC Type: ---
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Bug Depends On: 1062578, 1062584, 1062585, 1062588, 1062590, 1065668, 1065669, 1065670    
Bug Blocks: 1064259    

Description Petr Matousek 2014-02-12 10:02:40 UTC
A flaw was found in the way cifs handled iovecs with bogus pointers
userland passed down via writev() during uncached writes.

An unprivileged local user with access to cifs share could use this flaw
to crash the system or leak kernel memory. Privilege escalation cannot be
ruled out (since memory corruption is involved), but is unlikely.

The default cache settings for cifs mounts on Red Hat Enterprise Linux
prohibit successful exploitation of this issue.


Red Hat would like to thank Al Viro for reporting this issue.

Comment 3 Vincent Danen 2014-02-14 17:05:59 UTC
Patches have been reported to the linux-cifs mailing list:


The CVE has not been mentioned in the patches, however.  Only the first patch is required to fix the flaw.  The second patch is to ensure that this does not get hit again in the future by adding extra protection.

Comment 6 Fedora Update System 2014-02-17 21:02:19 UTC
kernel-3.12.11-201.fc19 has been pushed to the Fedora 19 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

Comment 7 Fedora Update System 2014-02-17 21:05:45 UTC
kernel-3.13.3-201.fc20 has been pushed to the Fedora 20 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

Comment 8 Petr Matousek 2014-03-05 06:45:00 UTC

This issue did not affect the versions of Linux kernel as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.

Comment 9 errata-xmlrpc 2014-04-01 08:23:42 UTC
This issue has been addressed in following products:

  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6

Via RHSA-2014:0328 https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2014-0328.html

Comment 10 errata-xmlrpc 2014-04-28 16:55:57 UTC
This issue has been addressed in following products:

  MRG for RHEL-6 v.2

Via RHSA-2014:0439 https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2014-0439.html