Bug 594637 - kernel: security: testing the wrong variable in create_by_name() [rhel-6.0]
Summary: kernel: security: testing the wrong variable in create_by_name() [rhel-6.0]
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 604610
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
Classification: Red Hat
Component: kernel   
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Version: 6.0
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
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Target Milestone: rc
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Assignee: Don Howard
QA Contact: Red Hat Kernel QE team
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Reported: 2010-05-21 08:20 UTC by Eugene Teo (Security Response)
Modified: 2010-08-04 21:26 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2010-08-04 21:26:38 UTC
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Description Eugene Teo (Security Response) 2010-05-21 08:20:41 UTC
Description of problem:
There is a typo here.  We should be testing "*dentry" instead of "dentry".  If
"*dentry" is an ERR_PTR, it gets dereferenced in either mkdir() or create()
which would cause an OOPs.

This bug has been in the kernel since 2.6.14-rc2 via b67dbf9d.

Upstream commit:
http://git.kernel.org/linus/b338cc8207eae46640a8d534738fda7b5e48511d

Comment 1 RHEL Product and Program Management 2010-05-21 08:41:23 UTC
This request was evaluated by Red Hat Product Management for inclusion in a Red
Hat Enterprise Linux major release.  Product Management has requested further
review of this request by Red Hat Engineering, for potential inclusion in a Red
Hat Enterprise Linux Major release.  This request is not yet committed for
inclusion.

Comment 2 RHEL Product and Program Management 2010-07-15 15:11:11 UTC
This issue has been proposed when we are only considering blocker
issues in the current Red Hat Enterprise Linux release. It has
been denied for the current Red Hat Enterprise Linux release.

** If you would still like this issue considered for the current
release, ask your support representative to file as a blocker on
your behalf. Otherwise ask that it be considered for the next
Red Hat Enterprise Linux release. **


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