Bug 1079012 (CVE-2014-2568)

Summary: CVE-2014-2568 kernel: net: potential information leak when ubuf backed skbs are skb_zerocopy()ied
Product: [Other] Security Response Reporter: Petr Matousek <pmatouse>
Component: vulnerabilityAssignee: Red Hat Product Security <security-response-team>
Status: CLOSED ERRATA QA Contact:
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Priority: low    
Version: unspecifiedCC: agordeev, anton, aquini, bhu, carnil, davej, dhoward, esammons, fhrbata, gansalmon, iboverma, itamar, jforbes, jkacur, jkurik, jonathan, jross, jwboyer, kernel-maint, kernel-mgr, lgoncalv, lwang, madhu.chinakonda, matt, mchehab, mcressma, mmcallis, mst, npajkovs, pholasek, plougher, rt-maint, rvrbovsk, williams
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OS: Linux   
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Last Closed: 2014-06-24 16:41:48 UTC Type: ---
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Bug Depends On: 1079013, 1079014, 1091345    
Bug Blocks: 1078818    

Description Petr Matousek 2014-03-20 18:14:13 UTC
An information leak flaw was found in the way skb_zerocopy() copied skbs that are backed by userspace buffers (for example vhost-net and recent xen netback). Once the source skb is consumed, ubuf destructor is called and potentially releases the corresponding userspace buffers, which can then for example be repurposed, while the destination skb is still pointing to the them.

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Comment 1 Petr Matousek 2014-03-20 18:15:43 UTC

This issue does not affect the Linux kernel packages as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5, 6 and Red Hat Enterprise MRG 2.

Comment 3 Petr Matousek 2014-03-20 18:18:26 UTC
Created kernel tracking bugs for this issue:

Affects: fedora-all [bug 1079013]

Comment 4 Murray McAllister 2014-03-21 01:26:19 UTC
MITRE assigned CVE-2014-2568 to this issue:


Comment 6 Fedora Update System 2014-04-04 09:46:14 UTC
kernel-3.13.8-200.fc20 has been pushed to the Fedora 20 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

Comment 7 Fedora Update System 2014-04-09 00:51:46 UTC
kernel-3.13.9-100.fc19 has been pushed to the Fedora 19 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

Comment 10 errata-xmlrpc 2014-06-24 15:58:48 UTC
This issue has been addressed in following products:

  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7

Via RHSA-2014:0786 https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2014-0786.html