Bug 1278005 - kernel: non-limited printk warning in security/selinux/hooks.c
Summary: kernel: non-limited printk warning in security/selinux/hooks.c
Alias: None
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Red Hat Product Security
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Blocks: 1273909
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Reported: 2015-11-04 14:23 UTC by Vladis Dronov
Modified: 2021-02-17 04:44 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2015-11-04 15:41:57 UTC

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Description Vladis Dronov 2015-11-04 14:23:51 UTC
It was found that the kernel produces unlimited number of warning messages in case certain malformed NETLINK packets are received. A local, unprivileged user could generate such packets unlimitedly and potentially flood the kernel and the system log with excessive warning messages.


This issue was discovered by Florian Weimer of Red Hat.

Comment 2 Vladis Dronov 2015-11-04 15:25:32 UTC

This problem does not affect the Linux kernel packages as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5, 6 and MRG-2. This issue affects the Linux kernel packages as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.

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 4 Petr Matousek 2015-11-04 15:55:34 UTC
Upstream patch submission:


Comment 5 Vladis Dronov 2015-11-13 14:23:48 UTC
Upstream patch version next submission:


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