Bug 595579 (CVE-2010-1641) - CVE-2010-1641 kernel: GFS2: The setflags ioctl() doesn't check file ownership
Summary: CVE-2010-1641 kernel: GFS2: The setflags ioctl() doesn't check file ownership
Alias: CVE-2010-1641
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Red Hat Product Security
QA Contact:
Whiteboard: public=20100524,reported=20100524,sou...
Keywords: Security
Depends On: 595395 595399 595580
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Reported: 2010-05-25 04:31 UTC by Eugene Teo (Security Response)
Modified: 2015-07-31 11:55 UTC (History)
6 users (show)

Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2013-05-06 07:32:34 UTC

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External Trackers
Tracker ID Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Red Hat Product Errata RHSA-2010:0504 normal SHIPPED_LIVE Important: kernel security and bug fix update 2010-07-01 18:26:58 UTC

Description Eugene Teo (Security Response) 2010-05-25 04:31:27 UTC
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.

Upstream commit:


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 18:28:11 UTC
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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