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Bug 168925 - CVE-2005-2709 More sysctl flaws
CVE-2005-2709 More sysctl flaws
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3
Classification: Red Hat
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Alexander Viro
Brian Brock
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Blocks: 168424
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Reported: 2005-09-21 07:43 EDT by Mark J. Cox
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:07 EST (History)
10 users (show)

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Fixed In Version: RHSA-2006-0140
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2006-01-19 11:00:32 EST
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Tracker ID Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Red Hat Product Errata RHSA-2006:0140 normal SHIPPED_LIVE Important: kernel security update 2006-01-19 00:00:00 EST

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Comment 2 Alexander Viro 2005-09-21 15:12:54 EDT
sysctls go away on network interfaces being removed.  Which includes
not only ppp et.al., but all sorts of tunnels, etc.  IOW, you can
wait for it to happen - in a lot of setups it will.  And in case of
e.g. ipv4 sysctls we are talking about >2Kb allocated on amd64, so
kmalloc() will pick full pages for each (per-interface) set of sysctls...
Comment 3 Ernie Petrides 2005-09-21 16:17:35 EDT
Thanks for the info, Al.  Reassigning.
Comment 11 Peter Martuccelli 2005-11-23 15:35:08 EST
Patch posted 11/23 - security issue - moving to canfix list.
Comment 12 Ernie Petrides 2005-11-30 02:35:17 EST
A fix for this problem has just been committed to the RHEL3 U7
patch pool this evening (in kernel version 2.4.21-37.12.EL).
Comment 14 Ernie Petrides 2006-01-11 18:34:36 EST
A fix for this problem has also been committed to the RHEL3 E7
patch pool this evening (in kernel version 2.4.21-37.0.1.EL).
Comment 16 Red Hat Bugzilla 2006-01-19 11:00:33 EST
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,
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