Bug 121033 - CAN-2004-0177 ext3 infoleak
Summary: CAN-2004-0177 ext3 infoleak
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1
Classification: Red Hat
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
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Version: 2.1
Hardware: i386 Linux
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Assignee: Stephen Tweedie
QA Contact: Brian Brock
Whiteboard: impact=low,public=20040228
Keywords: Security
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TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2004-04-16 12:50 UTC by Mark J. Cox
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:06 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-12-13 20:06:39 UTC
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Tracker ID Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Red Hat Product Errata RHSA-2004:505 normal SHIPPED_LIVE Important: Updated kernel packages fix security vulnerability 2004-12-13 05:00:00 UTC

Description Mark J. Cox 2004-04-16 12:50:14 UTC
Whenever you create a file on an ext3fs filesystem, some amount of
other in-memory data, _not_ the file's contents and _not_ something
which is present in the same filesystem or which previously was in a
file at all, gets written to the device holding the filesystem.

Could be a security issue if you have stuff in memory like crypto keys
and don't expect them to get stuck on disk (well unless swapped)

Issue is a fairly minor severity

Reported by Solar Designer of OpenWall on Feb28
Embargo lifted April 14th 2004

Comment 1 John Flanagan 2004-12-13 20:06:39 UTC
An errata has been issued which should help the problem 
described in this bug report. This report is therefore being 
closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
on the solution and/or where to find the updated files, 
please follow the link below. You may reopen this bug report 
if the solution does not work for you.


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