Bug 1251839 (CVE-2015-6252) - CVE-2015-6252 kernel: vhost fd leak in ioctl VHOST_SET_LOG_FD
Summary: CVE-2015-6252 kernel: vhost fd leak in ioctl VHOST_SET_LOG_FD
Status: CLOSED WONTFIX
Alias: CVE-2015-6252
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
low
low
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Red Hat Product Security
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Keywords: Security
Depends On: 1251871
Blocks: 1250300
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
 
Reported: 2015-08-10 06:24 UTC by Wade Mealing
Modified: 2019-06-08 20:41 UTC (History)
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A flaw was found in the way the Linux kernel's vhost driver treated userspace provided log file descriptor when processing the VHOST_SET_LOG_FD ioctl command. The file descriptor was never released and continued to consume kernel memory. A privileged local user with access to the /dev/vhost-net files could use this flaw to create a denial-of-service attack.
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Last Closed: 2015-09-01 11:45:05 UTC


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Description Wade Mealing 2015-08-10 06:24:19 UTC
A flaw was found in the way the Linux kernel's vhost driver treated userspace provided log file descriptor when processing the VHOST_SET_LOG_FD ioctl command. The file descriptor was never released and continued to consume kernel memory. A privileged local user with access to the /dev/vhost-net files could use this flaw to create a denial-of-service attack.

Upstream patch:
http://git.kernel.org/cgit/linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux.git/commit/?id=7932c0bd7740f4cd2aa168d3ce0199e7af7d72d5

Comment 1 Wade Mealing 2015-08-10 08:04:44 UTC
Created kernel tracking bugs for this issue:

Affects: fedora-all [bug 1251871]

Comment 2 Wade Mealing 2015-08-18 04:58:46 UTC
Acknowledgements:

Red Hat would like to thank Michael S. Tsirkin of Red Hat Engineering for reporting this issue responsibly.

Comment 3 Wade Mealing 2015-08-18 05:03:55 UTC
Statement:

This issue does not affect the Linux kernels as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.

This issue has been rated as having Low impact, affects the Linux kernels as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6, 7 and Red Hat Enterprise MRG 2 and is currently not planned to be addressed in a future updates.


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