Bug 595579 - (CVE-2010-1641) CVE-2010-1641 kernel: GFS2: The setflags ioctl() doesn't check file ownership
CVE-2010-1641 kernel: GFS2: The setflags ioctl() doesn't check file ownership
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Red Hat Product Security
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Depends On: 595395 595399 595580
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Reported: 2010-05-25 00:31 EDT by Eugene Teo (Security Response)
Modified: 2015-07-31 07:55 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2013-05-06 03:32:34 EDT
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Description Eugene Teo (Security Response) 2010-05-25 00:31:27 EDT
Description of problem:
We should be checking for the ownership of the file for which flags are being set, rather than just for write access.

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


Red Hat is aware of this issue and is tracking it via the following bug:

This issue did not affect the version of Linux kernel as shipped with Red Hat
Enterprise Linux 3, 4 and Red Hat Enterprise MRG as they did not include
support for the GFS2 file system.

A future kernel update in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 will address this issue.
Comment 4 errata-xmlrpc 2010-07-01 14:28:11 EDT
This issue has been addressed in following products:

  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5

Via RHSA-2010:0504 https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2010-0504.html

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