Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 151249
CAN-2005-0736 epoll overflow
Last modified: 2015-01-04 17:17:48 EST
Reported to vendor-sec from the kernel security list, originally from Georgi
"It is possible to partially overwrite low kernel memory due to integer overflow
in sys_epoll_wait and misuse of __put_user in ep_send_events"
Note that this area usually doesn't actually contain anything (the first 4kB are
left alone for dosemu etc to read the original 16-bit interrupt descriptors, and
the rest is just about the last thing we ever allocate, so it's usually unused)
Fixed upstream, see
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