Bug 996380 (CVE-2013-4220)

Summary: CVE-2013-4220 Kernel: arm64: unhandled esr by el0_sync_compat
Product: [Other] Security Response Reporter: Prasad Pandit <ppandit>
Component: vulnerabilityAssignee: Red Hat Product Security <security-response-team>
Status: CLOSED WONTFIX QA Contact:
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Priority: medium    
Version: unspecifiedCC: agordeev, anton, aquini, bhu, davej, dhoward, esammons, fhrbata, gansalmon, iboverma, itamar, jforbes, jkacur, jkurik, jonathan, jross, jwboyer, kernel-maint, kernel-mgr, lgoncalv, lwang, madhu.chinakonda, matt, mcressma, plougher, pmatouse, rt-maint, rvrbovsk, williams
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Hardware: All   
OS: Linux   
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Bug Depends On: 996383    
Bug Blocks: 979016    

Description Prasad Pandit 2013-08-13 05:39:02 UTC
Linux kernel built for the ARM64(CONFIG_ARM64) platform is vulnerable to a
crash when the processor generates trap/esr, that is not handled gracefully,
which leads to bad_mode(), wherein it'll die() or oops().

A user/program could use this flaw to crash the kernel resulting in DoS.

Upstream fixes:
  -> https://git.kernel.org/linus/381cc2b9705512ee7c7f1839cbdde374625a2a9f
  -> https://git.kernel.org/linus/9955ac47f4ba1c95ecb6092aeaefb40a22e99268

  -> http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2013/08/08/12

Comment 1 Prasad Pandit 2013-08-13 05:43:44 UTC

Not vulnerable.

This issue did not affect the versions of the Linux kernel as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5, 6, and Red Hat Enterprise MRG 2.

Comment 2 Prasad Pandit 2013-08-13 05:45:37 UTC
Created kernel tracking bugs for this issue:

Affects: fedora-all [bug 996383]