Bug 651669 - kernel: perf bug
Summary: kernel: perf bug
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 651671
Alias: None
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Red Hat Product Security
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Depends On:
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Reported: 2010-11-10 03:58 UTC by Eugene Teo (Security Response)
Modified: 2019-09-29 12:40 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2010-11-10 04:09:10 UTC

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Description Eugene Teo (Security Response) 2010-11-10 03:58:23 UTC
Description of problem:
Upstream commit dab5855 ("perf_counter: Add mmap event hooks to mprotect()") is fundamentally wrong as mprotect_fixup() can free 'vma' due to merging. Fix the problem by moving perf_event_mmap() hook to mprotect_fixup(). In certain scenario, a local, unprivileged user could use this flaw to trigger a denial of service.

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Comment 1 Eugene Teo (Security Response) 2010-11-10 04:09:10 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 651671 ***

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