Bug 652122 (CVE-2010-3448) - CVE-2010-3448 kernel: thinkpad-acpi: lock down video output state access
Summary: CVE-2010-3448 kernel: thinkpad-acpi: lock down video output state access
Alias: CVE-2010-3448
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
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Version: unspecified
Hardware: All Linux
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Assignee: Red Hat Product Security
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Keywords: Security
Depends On: 604608 607037 607038 607039 629241 652123
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Reported: 2010-11-11 03:06 UTC by Eugene Teo (Security Response)
Modified: 2015-07-31 12:26 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2015-07-29 14:48:43 UTC
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Description Eugene Teo (Security Response) 2010-11-11 03:06:55 UTC
Given the right combination of ThinkPad and X.org, just reading the video
output control state is enough to hard-crash X.org.

Until the day I somehow find out a model or BIOS cut date to not provide this
feature to ThinkPads that can do video switching through X RandR, change
permissions so that only processes with CAP_SYS_ADMIN can access any sort of
video output control state.

This bug could be considered a local DoS I suppose, as it allows any
non-privledged local user to cause some versions of X.org to hard-crash some

Reported-by: Jidanni <jidanni@jidanni.org>
Signed-off-by: Henrique de Moraes Holschuh <hmh@hmh.eng.br>
Cc: stable@kernel.org

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