Bug 509628 - kernel: fd leak if pipe() is called with an invalid address [rhel-3]
kernel: fd leak if pipe() is called with an invalid address [rhel-3]
Status: CLOSED NOTABUG
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3
Classification: Red Hat
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
3.9
All Linux
high Severity high
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Assigned To: Red Hat Kernel Manager
Martin Jenner
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Depends On: 509625
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Reported: 2009-07-04 04:05 EDT by Eugene Teo (Security Response)
Modified: 2009-07-10 14:33 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2009-07-10 14:33:51 EDT
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Description Eugene Teo (Security Response) 2009-07-04 04:05:34 EDT
+++ This bug was initially created as a clone of Bug #509625 +++

Description of problem:
fd leak if pipe() is called with an invalid address.

Though -EFAULT is returned, the file descriptors opened by pipe() call are left open.

Reference:
http://patchwork.kernel.org/patch/33640/
Comment 2 Eugene Teo (Security Response) 2009-07-04 04:20:55 EDT
http://www.chineselinuxuniversity.net/patches/43722.shtml

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