Bug 142964 - CAN-2004-1144 x86-64 privilege escalation
CAN-2004-1144 x86-64 privilege escalation
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3
Classification: Red Hat
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Jim Paradis
Brian Brock
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Reported: 2004-12-15 09:16 EST by Josh Bressers
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:07 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-12-23 15:48:02 EST
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Description Josh Bressers 2004-12-15 09:16:38 EST
Petr Vandrovec found a exploitable root hole in all 2.4 x86-64 kernels
that have 32bit emulation enabled.  The bug does not appear in 2.6
because some rewrites in 2.5 timeframe fixed it as a side effect.

This issue does not affect RHEL2.1
Comment 1 Josh Bressers 2004-12-15 09:17:51 EST
Patch for this issue

--- linux-2.4.28/arch/x86_64/ia32/ia32entry.S.orig      2004-08-08
01:26:04.000000000 +0200
+++ linux-2.4.28/arch/x86_64/ia32/ia32entry.S   2004-12-06
21:36:06.000000000 +0100
@@ -52,6 +52,7 @@
+       mov %eax,%eax
        pushq %rax
Comment 2 Mark J. Cox 2004-12-16 05:58:00 EST
Embargo moved by SUSE to Dec22nd 12GMT
Comment 3 Ernie Petrides 2004-12-20 18:43:34 EST
A fix for this problem has just been committed to the RHEL3 E5
patch pool this evening (in kernel version 2.4.21-27.0.1.EL).
Comment 4 Mark J. Cox 2004-12-22 08:30:27 EST
Embargo date and time reached; removing embargo.
Comment 5 Ernie Petrides 2004-12-22 16:57:03 EST
A fix for this problem has also been committed to the RHEL3 U5
patch pool this evening (in kernel version 2.4.21-27.4.EL).
Comment 6 Josh Bressers 2004-12-23 15:48:02 EST
An advisory 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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