Bug 593226 (CVE-2010-1636) - CVE-2010-1636 kernel: btrfs: check for read permission on src file in the clone ioctl
Summary: CVE-2010-1636 kernel: btrfs: check for read permission on src file in the clo...
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Status: CLOSED ERRATA
Alias: CVE-2010-1636
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
medium
medium
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Red Hat Product Security
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Depends On: 593227
Blocks:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
 
Reported: 2010-05-18 09:02 UTC by Eugene Teo (Security Response)
Modified: 2012-03-28 08:46 UTC (History)
7 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2012-03-28 08:46:30 UTC


Attachments (Terms of Use)
exploit.c (443 bytes, text/x-csrc)
2010-05-19 01:16 UTC, Eugene Teo (Security Response)
no flags Details

Description Eugene Teo (Security Response) 2010-05-18 09:02:16 UTC
Description of problem:
The existing [btrfs] code would have allowed you to clone a file that was only open for writing. Not an expected behaviour.

Upstream commit:
http://git.kernel.org/linus/5dc6416414fb3ec6e2825fd4d20c8bf1d7fe0395

Reference:
https://btrfs.wiki.kernel.org/index.php/Main_Page

The kernel in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 has support for Btrfs by default.

Acknowledgements:

Red Hat would like to thank Dan Rosenberg for responsibly reporting this issue.

Comment 2 Eugene Teo (Security Response) 2010-05-18 09:11:09 UTC
Statement:

Not vulnerable. This issue did not affect the versions of Linux kernel as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3, 4, 5 and Red Hat Enterprise MRG as they did not include support for Btrfs, a new copy on write filesystem.

Comment 3 Eugene Teo (Security Response) 2010-05-19 01:16:07 UTC
Created attachment 414994 [details]
exploit.c

The steps to reproduce the issue and exploit.c were made publicly available in: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux/+bug/579585

$ dd if=/dev/zero of=fs.iso bs=1M count=500
$ losetup /dev/loop7 fs.iso
$ mkfs.btrfs /dev/loop7
$ mkdir mountpoint
$ mount /dev/loop7 mountpoint
$ cd mountpoint
$ echo "This is a write-only file" > target
$ chmod 200 target
$ ./exploit target output
$ cat output
This is a write-only file

Comment 4 Fedora Update System 2010-05-27 21:25:14 UTC
kernel-2.6.33.5-112.fc13 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 13.
http://admin.fedoraproject.org/updates/kernel-2.6.33.5-112.fc13

Comment 5 Fedora Update System 2010-05-28 06:59:28 UTC
kernel-2.6.32.14-127.fc12 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 12.
http://admin.fedoraproject.org/updates/kernel-2.6.32.14-127.fc12

Comment 6 Fedora Update System 2010-05-31 18:30:23 UTC
kernel-2.6.33.5-112.fc13 has been pushed to the Fedora 13 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

Comment 7 Fedora Update System 2010-06-14 17:13:40 UTC
kernel-2.6.32.14-127.fc12 has been pushed to the Fedora 12 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.


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