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Bug 326251 - (CVE-2007-5001) CVE-2007-5001 kernel asynchronous IO on a FIFO kernel panic
CVE-2007-5001 kernel asynchronous IO on a FIFO kernel panic
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Red Hat Product Security
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Depends On: 311621 326261 326271
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Reported: 2007-10-10 08:48 EDT by Mark J. Cox
Modified: 2010-12-21 12:10 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2010-12-21 12:10:10 EST
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Tracker ID Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Red Hat Product Errata RHSA-2008:0211 normal SHIPPED_LIVE Important: kernel security and bug fix update 2008-05-07 03:03:52 EDT

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Description Mark J. Cox 2007-10-10 08:48:37 EDT
Using asynchronous IO on a FIFO causes RHEL 3U9 to kernel panic.

(Does not occur in RHEL 4 as the pipe_write function has been re-written) 

This is a security issue because a local unprivileged user can cause a kernel panic.

Reproducer in bz#311621
Comment 2 Jan Lieskovsky 2008-05-07 02:46:49 EDT
This issue posted on 2008-06-05 to upstream security list. Reviewed and
confirmed by Don Howard and Josef Bacik, this issue not present in upstream
vanilla 2.4.21 kernel -> lifting the embargo for this one.
Comment 3 Vincent Danen 2010-12-21 12:10:10 EST
This was addressed via:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 3 (RHSA-2008:0211)

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