Bug 428961 - (CVE-2008-0007) CVE-2008-0007 kernel: insufficient range checks in fault handlers with mremap
CVE-2008-0007 kernel: insufficient range checks in fault handlers with mremap
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: 428965 428966 428967 428968 428969 428970 428971
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Reported: 2008-01-16 09:48 EST by Jan Lieskovsky
Modified: 2010-12-21 12:14 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2010-12-21 12:14:21 EST
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Description Jan Lieskovsky 2008-01-16 09:48:37 EST
Description of problem:

Problem description from Nick Piggin:



I have done an audit of some code and found security problems in several
drivers and some core code as well. I have only verified it is a problem and
patched it, but not explored the severity of the problem. However, it could be
anything up to allowing a local user to have read/write access of arbitrary
kernel memory.



Red Hat would like to thank Nick Piggin for responsibly disclosing this issue.
Comment 7 Jan Lieskovsky 2008-02-08 03:56:15 EST
Link to 2.6.23-stable review patch:


Link to kernel changelog:

Comment 8 Jan Lieskovsky 2008-02-08 04:27:39 EST
CVE-2008-0007 description:

Linux kernel before, when using certain drivers that register a fault
handler that does not perform range checks, allows local users to access kernel
memory via an out-of-range offset.
Comment 9 Jan Lieskovsky 2008-03-03 11:17:44 EST
This issue already public -- see comment c#7 for more details.
Comment 13 Vincent Danen 2010-12-21 12:14:21 EST
This was addressed via:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 3 (RHSA-2008:0211)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 5 (RHSA-2008:023)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 4 (RHSA-2008:0237)
Red Hat Linux Advanced Workstation 2.1 (RHSA-2008:0787)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 2.1 (RHSA-2009:0001)

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