Bug 1481136 - (CVE-2017-10661) CVE-2017-10661 kernel: Handling of might_cancel queueing is not properly pretected against race
CVE-2017-10661 kernel: Handling of might_cancel queueing is not properly pret...
Status: NEW
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Red Hat Product Security
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Depends On: 1485404 1485405 1485406 1485407 1485408 1485409 1485410
Blocks: 1481154
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Reported: 2017-08-14 04:16 EDT by Adam Mariš
Modified: 2018-02-07 18:36 EST (History)
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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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Description Adam Mariš 2017-08-14 04:16:55 EDT
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 11:20:24 EDT

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, 7 and Red Hat Enterprise MRG 2. Future updates for the respective releases may address this issue.

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