Bug 651147 (CVE-2010-4157) - CVE-2010-4157 kernel: gdth: integer overflow in ioc_general()
Summary: CVE-2010-4157 kernel: gdth: integer overflow in ioc_general()
Status: NEW
Alias: CVE-2010-4157
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability
Version: unspecified
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Red Hat Product Security
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Depends On: 651172 651173 651174 651175 651176
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Reported: 2010-11-08 21:43 UTC by Petr Matousek
Modified: 2019-09-29 12:40 UTC (History)
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System ID Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Red Hat Product Errata RHSA-2010:0958 normal SHIPPED_LIVE Important: kernel-rt security and bug fix update 2010-12-08 19:08:55 UTC
Red Hat Product Errata RHSA-2011:0004 normal SHIPPED_LIVE Important: kernel security, bug fix, and enhancement update 2011-01-04 16:52:05 UTC
Red Hat Product Errata RHSA-2011:0162 normal SHIPPED_LIVE Important: kernel security and bug fix update 2011-01-18 17:45:00 UTC

Description Petr Matousek 2010-11-08 21:43:20 UTC
Description of problem:
gdth_ioctl_alloc() takes the size variable as an int. copy_from_user() takes the size variable as an unsigned long. gen.data_len and gen.sense_len are unsigned longs. On x86_64 longs are 64 bit and ints are 32 bit.

We could pass in a very large number and the allocation would truncate the size to 32 bits and allocate a small buffer.  Then when we do the copy_from_user(), it would result in a memory corruption.



Comment 1 Petr Matousek 2010-11-08 22:14:37 UTC
Affects only 64 bit installations with GDT ISA/EISA/PCI Disk Array Controllers as the driver scans buses for aforementioned devices before creating /dev/gdth which the affected IOCTL is to be called against. Also, /dev/gdth has to be accessible for non-root users.

Comment 2 Petr Matousek 2010-11-08 22:17:35 UTC

The Linux kernel as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 did not include the vulnerable code, and therefore is not affected by this issue. Future kernel updates in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4, 5 and Red Hat Enterprise MRG may address this flaw.

Comment 4 Kurt Seifried 2010-11-09 01:40:38 UTC

From: Dan Rosenberg <dan.j.rosenberg () gmail com>
Date: Mon, 8 Nov 2010 19:47:29 -0500

This is not actually a security issue.  See the code:

if (!(buf = gdth_ioctl_alloc(ha, gen.data_len + gen.sense_len,
                                     FALSE, &paddr)))
            return -EFAULT;
if (copy_from_user(buf, arg + sizeof(gdth_ioctl_general),
                           gen.data_len + gen.sense_len)) {

If gen.data_len + gen.sense_len > UINT_MAX, then a small buffer will
be allocated.  But then the copy_from_user() will always fault before
copying any data over because the access_ok() check will fail on sizes

Comment 6 Vincent Danen 2010-11-10 21:50:26 UTC
This has been assigned the name CVE-2010-4157.

Comment 7 errata-xmlrpc 2010-12-08 19:09:33 UTC
This issue has been addressed in following products:

  MRG for RHEL-5

Via RHSA-2010:0958 https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2010-0958.html

Comment 8 errata-xmlrpc 2011-01-04 16:52:58 UTC
This issue has been addressed in following products:

  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5

Via RHSA-2011:0004 https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2011-0004.html

Comment 9 errata-xmlrpc 2011-01-18 17:45:22 UTC
This issue has been addressed in following products:

  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4

Via RHSA-2011:0162 https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2011-0162.html

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