Bug 1189864 (CVE-2015-4036) - CVE-2015-4036 kernel: potential memory corruption (denial of service) in vhost/scsi driver
Summary: CVE-2015-4036 kernel: potential memory corruption (denial of service) in vhos...
Alias: CVE-2015-4036
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Red Hat Product Security
QA Contact:
Depends On: 1192079
Blocks: 1189866
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2015-02-05 16:44 UTC by Vasyl Kaigorodov
Modified: 2021-02-17 05:40 UTC (History)
32 users (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
A flaw exists in the kernels configfs interface to manipulate or control the vhost scsi subsection. Unchecked directory names in configfs may unintentionally corrupt memory or panic the system.
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2015-05-29 12:41:36 UTC

Attachments (Terms of Use)
kernel_vhost_scsi.patch (1.01 KB, text/plain)
2015-02-05 16:44 UTC, Vasyl Kaigorodov
no flags Details

Description Vasyl Kaigorodov 2015-02-05 16:44:00 UTC
It was reported that in vhost_scsi_make_tpg() the limit for "tpgt" is UINT_MAX but the data type of "tpg->tport_tpgt" and that is a u16.

In the context it turns out that in vhost_scsi_set_endpoint(), "tpg->tport_tpgt" is used as an offset into the vs_tpg[] array which has VHOST_SCSI_MAX_TARGET (256) elements, so anything higher than 255 then is invalid. Attached patch corrects this.
In vhost_scsi_send_evt() the values higher than 255 are masked, but now that the limit has changed, the mask is not needed.

Upstream fix:


Comment 1 Vasyl Kaigorodov 2015-02-05 16:44:56 UTC
Created attachment 988570 [details]

Comment 2 Vasyl Kaigorodov 2015-02-12 15:21:21 UTC

Not vulnerable. This issue did not affect the versions of the Linux kernel as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5, 6 and 7, and Red Hat Enterprise MRG as they do not have CONFIG_VHOST_SCSI directive enabled in the build configuration.

Comment 3 Vasyl Kaigorodov 2015-02-12 15:22:14 UTC
Created kernel tracking bugs for this issue:

Affects: fedora-all [bug 1192079]

Comment 5 Petr Matousek 2015-02-20 14:02:40 UTC


Comment 6 Fedora Update System 2015-03-09 08:17:21 UTC
kernel-3.18.8-201.fc21 has been pushed to the Fedora 21 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

Comment 7 Fedora Update System 2015-03-14 09:15:30 UTC
kernel-3.18.9-100.fc20 has been pushed to the Fedora 20 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

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