Bug 126122 - CAN-2004-0495 Sparse security fixes backported for 2.4 kernel
CAN-2004-0495 Sparse security fixes backported for 2.4 kernel
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1
Classification: Red Hat
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Jason Baron
Brian Brock
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Reported: 2004-06-16 07:25 EDT by Mark J. Cox
Modified: 2013-03-06 00:57 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-06-18 17:21:57 EDT
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Description Mark J. Cox 2004-06-16 07:25:17 EDT
Recently committed to the 2.6 kernel were enhancements from Al Viro
that enabled the Sparse source code checking tool to check for a
certain class kernel bugs. This class of bugs can lead to privilege
escalation vulnerabilities.  Some of these fixes also apply to the 2.4
kernel and have been backported.  Specifically affecting the RHEL
2.1AS/WS/ES kernels:

1. Direct write to a user-supplied address which can lead to privilege
escalation in the mpu401 and pss sound drivers.

2. Direct read of a user-supplied address can cause information leak
from kernel memory in the airo wireless driver, and the mpu401 and pss
sound drivers.

3. Deadlock in the msnd sound driver.
Comment 1 Mark J. Cox 2004-06-18 17:21:57 EDT
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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