Bug 691793 (CVE-2011-1479) - CVE-2011-1479 kernel: DoS (crash) due slab corruption in inotify_init1 (incomplete fix for CVE-2010-4250)
Summary: CVE-2011-1479 kernel: DoS (crash) due slab corruption in inotify_init1 (incom...
Alias: CVE-2011-1479
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Red Hat Product Security
QA Contact:
Depends On: 692096
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Reported: 2011-03-29 13:49 UTC by Jan Lieskovsky
Modified: 2021-02-24 16:13 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2013-04-24 04:31:46 UTC

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System ID Private Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Red Hat Product Errata RHSA-2011:1253 0 normal SHIPPED_LIVE Important: kernel-rt security and bug fix update 2011-09-12 19:43:48 UTC

Description Jan Lieskovsky 2011-03-29 13:49:00 UTC
Originally, the CVE-2010-4250 identifier has been assigned to the
following vulnerability:

Memory leak in the inotify_init() system call could, in some cases,
leak a group, allowing a local, unprivileged user to eventually cause
a denial of service.

[1] https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=CVE-2010-4250

Later, it was found that relevant upstream commit:
a2ae4cc9a16e211c8a128ba10d22a85431f093ab, v2.6.37-rc5

did not properly address the issue / introduced a regression
(slab corruption by double free of user_struct in inotify_init1),
which could allow a local, unprivileged user to cause a denial of
service (kernel crash).

Comment 5 Eugene Teo (Security Response) 2011-04-11 03:28:36 UTC
Upstream commit:

Comment 6 Eugene Teo (Security Response) 2011-04-11 03:36:16 UTC

This issue did not affect the versions of Linux kernel as shipped with Red Hat
Enterprise Linux 4 and 5. This has been addressed in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 and Red Hat Enterprise MRG via https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2011-0498.html and https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2011-1253.html.

Comment 8 Chuck Ebbert 2011-04-14 01:54:42 UTC
The fix will also be in .

Comment 9 errata-xmlrpc 2011-09-12 19:45:08 UTC
This issue has been addressed in following products:

  MRG for RHEL-6 v.2

Via RHSA-2011:1253 https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2011-1253.html

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