Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 582068
CVE-2010-1488 kernel: oom: fix the unsafe usage of badness() in proc_oom_score()
Last modified: 2013-07-23 18:16:52 EDT
Description of problem:
proc_oom_score(task) has a reference to task_struct, but that is all. If this task was already released before we take tasklist_lock
- we can't use task->group_leader, it points to nowhere
- it is not safe to call badness() even if this task is ->group_leader, has_intersects_mems_allowed() assumes it is safe to iterate over ->thread_group list.
- even worse, badness() can hit ->signal == NULL
Add the pid_alive() check to ensure __unhash_process() was not called.
Also, use "task" instead of task->group_leader. badness() should return the same result for any sub-thread. Currently this is not true, but this should be changed anyway.
Not vulnerable. The Linux kernel as shipped with with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3, 4, 5 and Red Hat Enterprise MRG did not include upstream commit 28b83c51 (v2.6.32-rc1) that introduced the problem.
This has been assigned CVE-2010-1488