Bug 158878 - CAN-2005-1265 Prevent NULL mmap in topdown model
CAN-2005-1265 Prevent NULL mmap in topdown model
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
Classification: Red Hat
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Rik van Riel
Brian Brock
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Blocks: 156322
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Reported: 2005-05-26 10:39 EDT by Mark J. Cox (Product Security)
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:07 EST (History)
4 users (show)

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Fixed In Version: RHSA-2005-514
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2005-10-05 09:17:39 EDT
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Description Mark J. Cox (Product Security) 2005-05-26 10:39:21 EDT
Chris wright reported a problem with the topdown allocator.  This issue is
believed to allow a crash, but not result in gaining privileges (most likely due
to the BUG() cases added to 2.6 after a previous exploit).  

We didn't check RHEL4 specifically to determine if this issue affect our shipped
version.   More details see

Comment 2 Rik van Riel 2005-07-11 17:26:40 EDT
I just submitted a patch.
Comment 9 Red Hat Bugzilla 2005-10-05 09:17:40 EDT
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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