Bug 1522828 (CVE-2017-1000408)

Summary: CVE-2017-1000408 glibc: Memory leak reachable via LD_HWCAP_MASK
Product: [Other] Security Response Reporter: Andrej Nemec <anemec>
Component: vulnerabilityAssignee: Red Hat Product Security <security-response-team>
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Version: unspecifiedCC: aoliva, arjun.is, ashankar, codonell, dj, fweimer, glibc-bugzilla, law, mfabian, mnewsome, pfrankli, rth, security-response-team, sid
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Bug Depends On: 1524867    
Bug Blocks: 1522835    

Description Andrej Nemec 2017-12-06 14:21:00 UTC
It was found that a memory leak can be reached and amplified through the LD_HWCAP_MASK environment variable. It's not exploitable if the glibc is patched against CVE-2017-1000366, because this patch ignores the LD_HWCAP_MASK and LD_LIBRARY_PATH environment variables when SUID binaries are executed

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Comment 1 Andrej Nemec 2017-12-06 14:21:05 UTC

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Comment 2 Andrej Nemec 2017-12-12 09:23:07 UTC
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Comment 3 Andrej Nemec 2017-12-12 09:24:44 UTC
Created glibc tracking bugs for this issue:

Affects: fedora-all [bug 1524867]

Comment 4 Raphael Sanchez Prudencio 2017-12-12 13:10:19 UTC

This issue did not affect the versions of glibc as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5, 6 and 7 after CVE-2017-1000366 fix: