Bug 462434 - (CVE-2008-4302) CVE-2008-4302 kernel: splice: fix bad unlock_page() in error case
CVE-2008-4302 kernel: splice: fix bad unlock_page() in error case
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: 439917 462436
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Reported: 2008-09-16 04:42 EDT by Eugene Teo (Security Response)
Modified: 2010-12-21 12:39 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2010-12-21 12:39:05 EST
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Upstream patch for this issue (1.25 KB, patch)
2008-09-16 04:45 EDT, Eugene Teo (Security Response)
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Description Eugene Teo (Security Response) 2008-09-16 04:42:47 EDT
Description of problem:
If add_to_page_cache_lru() fails, the page will not be locked. But splice jumps to an error path that does a page release and unlock, causing a BUG() in unlock_page().
Comment 2 Eugene Teo (Security Response) 2008-09-16 04:45:20 EDT
Created attachment 316823 [details]
Upstream patch for this issue
Comment 3 Eugene Teo (Security Response) 2008-09-16 04:45:50 EDT
Comment 7 Vincent Danen 2010-12-21 12:39:05 EST
This was addressed via:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 5 (RHSA-2008:0957)

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