Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 1079012
CVE-2014-2568 kernel: net: potential information leak when ubuf backed skbs are skb_zerocopy()ied
Last modified: 2015-07-29 13:47:31 EDT
An information leak flaw was found in the way skb_zerocopy() copied skbs that are backed by userspace buffers (for example vhost-net and recent xen netback). Once the source skb is consumed, ubuf destructor is called and potentially releases the corresponding userspace buffers, which can then for example be repurposed, while the destination skb is still pointing to the them.
This issue does not affect the Linux kernel packages as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5, 6 and Red Hat Enterprise MRG 2.
Created kernel tracking bugs for this issue:
Affects: fedora-all [bug 1079013]
MITRE assigned CVE-2014-2568 to this issue:
kernel-3.13.8-200.fc20 has been pushed to the Fedora 20 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
kernel-3.13.9-100.fc19 has been pushed to the Fedora 19 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
This issue has been addressed in following products:
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7
Via RHSA-2014:0786 https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2014-0786.html