Bug 1489078 (CVE-2017-12146) - CVE-2017-12146 kernel: Race condition in driver_override implementation
Summary: CVE-2017-12146 kernel: Race condition in driver_override implementation
Status: CLOSED NOTABUG
Alias: CVE-2017-12146
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
medium
medium
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Red Hat Product Security
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Keywords: Security
Depends On: 1489079 1494199
Blocks: 1489083
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Reported: 2017-09-06 16:10 UTC by Adam Mariš
Modified: 2019-06-08 22:18 UTC (History)
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It was found that the driver_override implementation in base/platform.c in the Linux kernel is susceptible to race condition when different threads are reading vs storing a different driver override.
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Last Closed: 2017-09-21 16:25:35 UTC


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Description Adam Mariš 2017-09-06 16:10:26 UTC
It was found that the driver_override implementation in base/platform.c is susceptible to race condition when different threads are reading vs storing a different driver override.

Upstream patch:

https://github.com/torvalds/linux/commit/6265539776a0810b7ce6398c27866ddb9c6bd154

Introduced by commit:

https://github.com/torvalds/linux/commit/3d713e0e382e

Comment 1 Adam Mariš 2017-09-06 16:11:48 UTC
Created kernel tracking bugs for this issue:

Affects: fedora-all [bug 1489079]

Comment 2 Adam Mariš 2017-09-06 16:48:17 UTC
External References:

https://source.android.com/security/bulletin/2017-09-01

Comment 3 Justin M. Forbes 2017-09-06 18:06:05 UTC
This was fixed in the 4.12.1 stable release and is on all currently supported Fedora releases.

Comment 7 Vladis Dronov 2017-09-21 16:24:09 UTC
Statement:

This issue does not affect the versions of the Linux kernel as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5, 6, 7 and MRG-2 as the code with the flaw is not present in the products listed.


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