Bug 306891 (CVE-2006-5753)

Summary: CVE-2006-5753 kernel listxattr syscall can corrupt user space programs
Product: [Other] Security Response Reporter: Mark J. Cox <mjc>
Component: vulnerabilityAssignee: Red Hat Product Security <security-response-team>
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Version: unspecifiedCC: bressers, dhoward, esandeen, jbaron, rcvalle, security-response-team, sgrubb
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Description Mark J. Cox 2007-09-26 13:14:44 UTC
The listxattr syscall can corrupt user space under certain circumstances. The
problem seems to be related to signed/unsigned conversion during size promotion.
The function return_EIO returns an int but its used as a ssize_t with a
comparison to 0. This causes the range check to fail and copy_to_user copies way
too much.

This has been observed on iso9660 and squashfs on x86_64 machines.