Bug 1228220 (CVE-2014-9731) - CVE-2014-9731 Kernel: fs: udf: information leakage when reading symlink
Summary: CVE-2014-9731 Kernel: fs: udf: information leakage when reading symlink
Alias: CVE-2014-9731
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Red Hat Product Security
QA Contact:
Depends On:
Blocks: 1211911
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2015-06-04 12:29 UTC by Prasad Pandit
Modified: 2023-05-12 18:24 UTC (History)
29 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
A path length checking flaw was found in Linux kernels built with UDF file system (CONFIG_UDF_FS) support. An attacker able to mount a corrupted/malicious UDF file system image could use this flaw to leak kernel memory to user-space.
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Last Closed: 2019-06-08 02:41:32 UTC

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Description Prasad Pandit 2015-06-04 12:29:05 UTC
Linux kernel built with the UDF file system(CONFIG_UDF_FS) support is
vulnerable to an information leakage issue. It could occur while reading
symlink information from corrupted/malicious udf file system image.

An unprivileged user could use this flaw to leak kernel memory bytes.

Upstream fix:
   -> https://git.kernel.org/linus/0e5cc9a40ada6046e6bc3bdfcd0c0d7e4b706b14

   -> http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2015/06/03/15

Comment 1 Prasad Pandit 2015-06-04 16:48:35 UTC

This issue affects the versions of the Linux kernel as shipped with
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5, 6, 7 and Red Hat Enterprise MRG 2.

Comment 2 Prasad Pandit 2015-06-04 16:49:20 UTC
This has been rated as having Low security impact and is not currently planned to be addressed in future updates. For additional information, refer to the Red Hat Enterprise Linux Life Cycle: https://access.redhat.com/support/policy/updates/errata/.

Comment 3 Prasad Pandit 2015-06-05 05:19:08 UTC

Red Hat would like to thank Carl H Lunde for reporting this issue.

Comment 5 Wade Mealing 2015-07-16 01:18:26 UTC

The UDF filesystem is enabled via loading the UDF kernel module.  The kernel module can be prevented from loading via blacklisting see https://access.redhat.com/solutions/41278 for more information.

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