Bug 612166 (CVE-2010-2524)

Summary: CVE-2010-2524 kernel: dns_resolver upcall security issue
Product: [Other] Security Response Reporter: Eugene Teo (Security Response) <eteo>
Component: vulnerabilityAssignee: Red Hat Product Security <security-response-team>
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Version: unspecifiedCC: arozansk, bhu, davej, dhoward, dhowells, jkacur, jlayton, jpirko, kmcmartin, lgoncalv, lwang, plyons, pmatouse, security-response-team, tcallawa, williams
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OS: Linux   
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Bug Depends On: 612136, 612168, 612169, 612170, 612171    
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Description Eugene Teo (Security Response) 2010-07-07 13:20:21 UTC
Description of problem:
CIFS has the ability to chase MS-DFS referrals. In order to do this it has to be able to resolve hostnames into IP addresses. For this, it uses the keys API to upcall to the cifs.upcall userspace helper. It then resolves the name and hands the address back to the kernel.

The dns_resolver upcall currently used by CIFS is susceptible to cache stuffing. It's possible for a malicious user to stuff the keyring with the results of a lookup, and then trick the server into mounting a server of his choosing.

Comment 4 Eugene Teo (Security Response) 2010-07-08 02:05:47 UTC

This issue did not affect the versions of the Linux kernel as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3, 4, and Red Hat Enterprise MRG as they did not include support for the upcall mechanism for the Common Internet File System (CIFS). This issue was addressed in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 via https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2010-0723.html.

Comment 10 Eugene Teo (Security Response) 2010-08-02 03:41:20 UTC
Upstream commit:

Comment 11 Chuck Ebbert 2010-08-02 21:15:41 UTC
Fixed upstream in 2.6.35,, and

Comment 12 Fedora Update System 2010-08-03 00:58:47 UTC
kernel- has been pushed to the Fedora 12 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

Comment 13 Fedora Update System 2010-08-03 01:10:55 UTC
kernel- has been pushed to the Fedora 13 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

Comment 14 Eugene Teo (Security Response) 2010-08-03 03:52:25 UTC
Introduced via commit 6103335de8afa5d780dcd512abe85c696af7b040 (2.6.25-rc1).

Comment 15 errata-xmlrpc 2010-08-10 18:01:54 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