Bug 695976 (CVE-2011-1577) - CVE-2011-1577 kernel: corrupted GUID partition tables can cause kernel oops
Summary: CVE-2011-1577 kernel: corrupted GUID partition tables can cause kernel oops
Status: CLOSED ERRATA
Alias: CVE-2011-1577
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
low
low
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Red Hat Product Security
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URL:
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Keywords: Security
Depends On: 695979 695980 695981 695982 695983
Blocks:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
 
Reported: 2011-04-13 01:40 UTC by Eugene Teo (Security Response)
Modified: 2019-06-08 18:47 UTC (History)
14 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2015-07-29 12:37:58 UTC


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External Trackers
Tracker ID Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Red Hat Product Errata RHSA-2011:0833 normal SHIPPED_LIVE Important: kernel security and bug fix update 2011-05-31 14:05:42 UTC
Red Hat Product Errata RHSA-2011:1253 normal SHIPPED_LIVE Important: kernel-rt security and bug fix update 2011-09-12 19:43:48 UTC
Red Hat Product Errata RHSA-2011:1465 normal SHIPPED_LIVE Important: kernel security and bug fix update 2011-11-22 21:45:37 UTC

Description Eugene Teo (Security Response) 2011-04-13 01:40:10 UTC
The Linux kernel automatically evaluates partition tables of storage devices. The code for evaluating EFI GUID partitions (in fs/partitions/efi.c) contains a bug that causes a kernel oops on certain corrupted GUID partition tables.

Proposed patch:
http://www.spinics.net/lists/mm-commits/msg83274.html

Acknowledgements:

Red Hat would like to thank Timo Warns for reporting this issue.

Comment 3 Eugene Teo (Security Response) 2011-04-13 01:59:27 UTC
Statement:

This issue affects the versions of Linux kernel as shipped with Red Hat
Enterprise Linux 4, 5, 6, and Red Hat Enterprise MRG. This has been addressed in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5, 6 and Red Hat Enterprise MRG via https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2011-0833.html, https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2011-1465.html, and https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2011-1253.html. Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 is now in Production 3 of the maintenance life-cycle, https://access.redhat.com/support/policy/updates/errata/, therefore the fix for this issue is not currently planned to be included in the future updates.

Comment 5 Eugene Teo (Security Response) 2011-05-11 01:43:59 UTC
CVE-2011-1577 addresses the overall header size used for a CRC32 computation.

Comment 8 errata-xmlrpc 2011-05-31 14:06:58 UTC
This issue has been addressed in following products:

  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5

Via RHSA-2011:0833 https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2011-0833.html

Comment 9 errata-xmlrpc 2011-09-12 19:45:57 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

Comment 10 errata-xmlrpc 2011-11-22 16:49:23 UTC
This issue has been addressed in following products:

  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6

Via RHSA-2011:1465 https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2011-1465.html


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