Bug 149593

Summary: CAN-2005-0178 tty/setsid race (ipf)
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1 Reporter: Mark J. Cox <mjc>
Component: kernelAssignee: Dave Jones <davej>
Status: CLOSED NOTABUG QA Contact: Brian Brock <bbrock>
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Version: 2.1CC: jparadis, pfrields, riel
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Hardware: ia64   
OS: Linux   
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Description Mark J. Cox 2005-02-24 06:08:49 EST
"Race condition in the setsid function in Linux before allows
local users to cause a denial of service (crash) and possibly access
portions of kernel memory, related to TTY changes, locking, and

We originally believed this issue did not affect 2.4 kernels, however
this appears to be incorrect.

See bug #149591 for backported patch
Comment 1 Mark J. Cox 2005-02-24 06:13:49 EST
Actually, Alan said "In the 2.4 case your controlling tty is
private not thread group so a setsid() can't race because you can't
setsid in the same thread as is opening current->tty."