Bug 616992 - CVE-2010-2537 kernel: btrfs: check for append only file in the clone ioctl
Summary: CVE-2010-2537 kernel: btrfs: check for append only file in the clone ioctl
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 616998
Alias: None
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Red Hat Product Security
QA Contact:
Depends On: 617002
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Reported: 2010-07-21 21:20 UTC by Petr Matousek
Modified: 2010-08-02 03:57 UTC (History)
7 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2010-08-02 03:57:52 UTC

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Description Petr Matousek 2010-07-21 21:20:50 UTC
Description of problem:
The existing [btrfs] code would have allowed you to overwrite append-only files. Not an expected behaviour.

Upstream commit:


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

Comment 1 Petr Matousek 2010-07-21 21:21:37 UTC

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) 2010-08-02 03:50:07 UTC

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

Comment 4 Eugene Teo (Security Response) 2010-08-02 03:57:52 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 616998 ***

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