Bug 837502 (CVE-2012-3375)

Summary: CVE-2012-3375 kernel: epoll: can leak file descriptors when returning -ELOOP
Product: [Other] Security Response Reporter: Petr Matousek <pmatouse>
Component: vulnerabilityAssignee: Red Hat Product Security <security-response-team>
Status: CLOSED ERRATA QA Contact:
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Version: unspecifiedCC: agordeev, anton, bhu, davej, dhoward, djorm, fhrbata, gansalmon, itamar, jforbes, jkacur, jonathan, jwboyer, kernel-maint, kernel-mgr, lgoncalv, lwang, madhu.chinakonda, mjc, plougher, rt-maint, sforsber, williams
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OS: Linux   
Whiteboard: impact=moderate,public=20120327,reported=20120427,source=redhat,cvss2=4.9/AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C,rhel-5/kernel=affected,rhel-6/kernel=notaffected,rhel-6.2.z/kernel=affected,fedora-all/kernel=affected,mrg-2/realtime-kernel=affected
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Bug Depends On: 817131, 817140, 829670, 837503, 837504, 837505, 837506, 837507, 837509    
Bug Blocks: 717854    

Description Petr Matousek 2012-07-04 03:09:04 EDT
An epoll_ctl(,EPOLL_CTL_ADD,,) operation can return '-ELOOP' to prevent circular epoll dependencies from being created.  However, in that case we do not properly clear the 'tfile_check_list'.

An unprivileged local user could use this flaw to crash the system.

This is a regression introduced via the CVE-2011-1083 (bug #681578) fix (commit 28d82dc1c4edbc352129f97f4ca22624d1fe61de):

Upstream fix:

Comment 3 Petr Matousek 2012-07-04 03:13:01 EDT
Created kernel tracking bugs for this issue

Affects: fedora-all [bug 837506]
Comment 5 Vincent Danen 2012-07-04 13:14:33 EDT
Assigned CVE-2012-3375 as per:

Comment 6 Petr Matousek 2012-07-06 14:10:33 EDT

This issue did not affect the versions of the Linux kernel as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6, since updates fixing CVE-2011-1083 contained a corrected patch that did not introduce this regression. 

This has been addressed in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 via https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2012-1061.html, and Red Hat Enterprise Linux Red Hat Enterprise MRG 2 via https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2012-1150.html
Comment 7 errata-xmlrpc 2012-07-10 07:35:14 EDT
This issue has been addressed in following products:

  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5

Via RHSA-2012:1061 https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2012-1061.html
Comment 8 errata-xmlrpc 2012-08-08 12:35:26 EDT
This issue has been addressed in following products:

  MRG for RHEL-6 v.2

Via RHSA-2012:1150 https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2012-1150.html