Bug 144136 - CAN-2004-1235 isec.pl do_brk() privilege escalation
CAN-2004-1235 isec.pl do_brk() privilege escalation
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
Classification: Red Hat
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Dave Jones
Brian Brock
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Blocks: 144195
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Reported: 2005-01-04 14:39 EST by Josh Bressers
Modified: 2015-01-04 17:14 EST (History)
4 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2005-02-18 12:21:07 EST
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Proposed patch for this issue. (7.06 KB, patch)
2005-01-04 14:49 EST, Josh Bressers
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Description Josh Bressers 2005-01-04 14:39:06 EST
isec.pl reported a missing down() on mmap_sem semaphore whilst calling do_brk;
so if do_brk() sleeps on a kmalloc it may get into a VMA list race - leading to
results similar to the do_brk exploit.
Comment 2 Josh Bressers 2005-01-04 14:49:58 EST
Created attachment 109344 [details]
Proposed patch for this issue.
Comment 3 Mark J. Cox (Product Security) 2005-01-10 04:28:25 EST
Removing embargo
Comment 4 Josh Bressers 2005-02-18 12:21:07 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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