Bug 1773927 (CVE-2019-1010024)

Summary: CVE-2019-1010024 glibc: ASLR bypass using cache of thread stack and heap
Product: [Other] Security Response Reporter: msiddiqu
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Version: unspecifiedCC: aoliva, arjun.is, ashankar, bdettelb, codonell, dj, fweimer, glibc-bugzilla, jschorr, law, mfabian, mnewsome, pfrankli, rth, siddhesh
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Bug Depends On: 1773928    
Bug Blocks: 1773929    

Description msiddiqu 2019-11-19 10:55:53 UTC
GNU Libc current is affected by: Mitigation bypass. The impact is: Attacker may bypass ASLR using cache of thread stack and heap. The component is: glibc.

References:  

http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/109162
https://sourceware.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=22852
https://support.f5.com/csp/article/K06046097
https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/CVE-2019-1010024

Comment 1 msiddiqu 2019-11-19 10:56:26 UTC
Created glibc tracking bugs for this issue:

Affects: fedora-all [bug 1773928]

Comment 2 Florian Weimer 2019-11-19 11:17:16 UTC
Not a security vulnerability. We need to reuse thread stacks for performance reasons.

Comment 3 Riccardo Schirone 2019-11-20 10:31:18 UTC
This is not a security vulnerability, but just a way to exploit a program that uses pthread_create. This requires an already vulnerable application with an attacker that has already compromised it. The attacker would need to have a way to leak an address in the stack/heap of a thread and a primitive to write data there (e.g. buffer overflow). This could be considered just hardening, as said in the upstream bug.