Bug 582076 (CVE-2010-1162) - CVE-2010-1162 kernel: tty: release_one_tty() forgets to put pids
Summary: CVE-2010-1162 kernel: tty: release_one_tty() forgets to put pids
Alias: CVE-2010-1162
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Red Hat Product Security
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Depends On: 579408 582077 582444
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Reported: 2010-04-14 02:55 UTC by Eugene Teo (Security Response)
Modified: 2021-02-24 23:17 UTC (History)
8 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2016-03-29 10:15:20 UTC

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System ID Private Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Red Hat Product Errata RHSA-2010:0631 0 normal SHIPPED_LIVE Important: kernel-rt security and bug fix update 2010-08-18 07:58:39 UTC

Description Eugene Teo (Security Response) 2010-04-14 02:55:34 UTC
Description of problem:
release_one_tty(tty) can be called when tty still has a reference to pgrp/session. In this case we leak the pid.

Upstream commit:

Comment 6 Eugene Teo (Security Response) 2010-04-15 00:41:20 UTC
pgrp member in struct tty_struct was converted to struct pid in commit ab521dc0, so kernels of version v2.6.21-rc1 and above are affected by this. mrg-1 backported this patch.


This issue did not affect the versions of the Linux kernel as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3, 4 and 5 as they did not include upstream commit ab521dc0 that introduced the problem. This issue was addressed in Red Hat Enterprise MRG via https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2010-0631.html.

Comment 8 errata-xmlrpc 2010-08-17 15:54:25 UTC
This issue has been addressed in following products:

  MRG for RHEL-5

Via RHSA-2010:0631 https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2010-0631.html

Comment 9 Mike McCune 2016-03-28 23:33:48 UTC
This bug was accidentally moved from POST to MODIFIED via an error in automation, please see mmccune@redhat.com with any questions

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