Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 782681
CVE-2012-0056 kernel: proc: /proc/<pid>/mem mem_write insufficient permission checking [fedora-all]
Last modified: 2012-01-24 14:58:00 EST
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This is fixed by upstream commit e268337dfe26dfc7efd422a804dbb27977a3cccc. I'll backport that to all 3 branches later today.
Note: Fedora defaults to /proc/sys/kernel/randomize_va_space = 2, which makes this more difficult to exploit.
Committed to all branches.
kernel-3.2.1-3.fc16 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 16.
kernel-126.96.36.199-3.fc15 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 15.
Petr reported that the publicly available exploit works on Fedora using gpasswd.
* should fix your issue,
* was pushed to the Fedora 15 testing repository,
* should be available at your local mirror within two days.
Update it with:
# su -c 'yum update --enablerepo=updates-testing kernel-188.8.131.52-3.fc15'
as soon as you are able to, then reboot.
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kernel-3.2.1-3.fc16 has been pushed to the Fedora 16 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
(In reply to comment #5)
> Petr reported that the publicly available exploit works on Fedora using
Indeed. That same exploit does not result in a root shell with the updates mentioned in comment #3 and comment #4
kernel-184.108.40.206-3.fc15 has been pushed to the Fedora 15 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.