Bug 605158 (CVE-2010-2226)

Summary: CVE-2010-2226 kernel: xfs swapext ioctl minor security issue
Product: [Other] Security Response Reporter: Eugene Teo (Security Response) <eteo>
Component: vulnerabilityAssignee: Red Hat Product Security <security-response-team>
Status: CLOSED ERRATA QA Contact:
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Version: unspecifiedCC: arozansk, davej, dhoward, jpirko, kmcmartin, lwang, plyons, pmatouse, tcallawa
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OS: Linux   
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Bug Depends On: 605160, 605161, 605162    
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Description Eugene Teo (Security Response) 2010-06-17 10:37:38 UTC
Description of problem:
User "foo" can use the SWAPEXT ioctl to swap a write-only file owned by user "bar" into a file owned by "foo" and subsequently reading it. It does so by checking that the file descriptors passed to the ioctl are also opened for reading.


Comment 2 Eugene Teo (Security Response) 2010-06-17 11:01:24 UTC

Red Hat would like to thank Dan Rosenberg for reporting this issue.

Comment 3 Eugene Teo (Security Response) 2010-06-17 11:02:19 UTC

This issue did not affect the version of Linux kernel as shipped with Red Hat
Enterprise Linux 3, 4 and Red Hat Enterprise MRG as they did not include
support for the XFS filesystem. A future kernel update in Red Hat Enterprise
Linux 5 will address this issue.

Comment 4 Eugene Teo (Security Response) 2010-07-08 02:11:42 UTC
Upstream commit:

Comment 5 errata-xmlrpc 2010-08-10 18:01:50 UTC
This issue has been addressed in following products:

  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5

Via RHSA-2010:0610 https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2010-0610.html