Bug 152417 - CAN-2005-0839 N_MOUSE line discipline flaw
Summary: CAN-2005-0839 N_MOUSE line discipline flaw
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
Classification: Red Hat
Component: kernel   
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Version: 4.0
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Dave Jones
QA Contact: Brian Brock
Whiteboard: impact=important,reported=20050128,so...
Keywords: Security
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Blocks: 147461
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2005-03-29 11:37 UTC by Mark J. Cox
Modified: 2015-01-04 22:18 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-04-19 18:52:29 UTC
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Tracker ID Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Red Hat Product Errata RHSA-2005:366 high SHIPPED_LIVE Important: kernel security update 2005-04-19 04:00:00 UTC

Description Mark J. Cox 2005-03-29 11:37:40 UTC
+++ This bug was originally part of Bug #149693 +++

4. input: Only root should be able to set the N_MOUSE line discipline.

Routine used in setting line discipline on a serial tty.  Note possibly the
wrong fix: http://www.mail-archive.com/linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org/msg64695.html

Impact: a non privileged user could inject mouse movements or possibly
keystrokes when another user is logged in.

Comment 1 Jason Baron 2005-03-31 19:55:10 UTC
This is already in our tree. Dave, should be moved to MODIFIED, i suspect.

Comment 2 Josh Bressers 2005-04-19 18:52:29 UTC
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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