Bug 1481136 (CVE-2017-10661) - CVE-2017-10661 kernel: Handling of might_cancel queueing is not properly pretected against race
Summary: CVE-2017-10661 kernel: Handling of might_cancel queueing is not properly pret...
Alias: CVE-2017-10661
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Red Hat Product Security
QA Contact:
Whiteboard: impact=moderate,public=20170210,repor...
Depends On: 1485406 1740278 1485404 1485405 1485407 1485408 1485409 1485410 1740279
Blocks: 1481154
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2017-08-14 08:16 UTC by Adam Mariš
Modified: 2019-08-12 14:50 UTC (History)
34 users (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
A race condition was found in the Linux kernel before version 4.11-rc1 in 'fs/timerfd.c' file which allows a local user to cause a kernel list corruption or use-after-free via simultaneous operations with a file descriptor which leverage improper 'might_cancel' queuing. An unprivileged local user could use this flaw to cause a denial of service of the system. Due to the nature of the flaw, privilege escalation cannot be fully ruled out, although we believe it is unlikely.
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Last Closed: 2019-06-08 03:20:44 UTC

Attachments (Terms of Use)

System ID Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Red Hat Product Errata RHSA-2018:3083 None None None 2018-10-30 07:30:56 UTC
Red Hat Product Errata RHSA-2018:3096 None None None 2018-10-30 07:37:04 UTC

Description Adam Mariš 2017-08-14 08:16:55 UTC
The handling of the might_cancel queueing is not properly protected, so parallel operations on the file descriptor can race with each other and lead to list corruptions or use after free.





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Comment 4 Vladis Dronov 2017-08-25 15:20:24 UTC

This issue does not affect Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 as the code with the flaw is not present in the products listed.

This issue affects Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 and 7. Future updates for the respective releases may address this issue.

This issue affects the Linux kernel packages as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux MRG-2. This flaw is not currently planned to be addressed in future updates due to MRG-2 being an EUS release. For additional information, refer to the Extended Update Support (EUS) Guide: https://access.redhat.com/articles/rhel-eus.

Comment 5 errata-xmlrpc 2018-10-30 07:30:40 UTC
This issue has been addressed in the following products:

  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7

Via RHSA-2018:3083 https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2018:3083

Comment 6 errata-xmlrpc 2018-10-30 07:36:47 UTC
This issue has been addressed in the following products:

  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7

Via RHSA-2018:3096 https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2018:3096

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