Bug 819471 - (CVE-2012-2319) CVE-2012-2319 kernel: Buffer overflow in the HFS plus filesystem (different issue than CVE-2009-4020)
CVE-2012-2319 kernel: Buffer overflow in the HFS plus filesystem (different i...
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability (Show other bugs)
All Linux
low Severity low
: ---
: ---
Assigned To: Red Hat Product Security
: Security
Depends On: 820255 820256 820259 825332
Blocks: 819473
  Show dependency treegraph
Reported: 2012-05-07 06:52 EDT by Jan Lieskovsky
Modified: 2015-07-31 02:50 EDT (History)
25 users (show)

See Also:
Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Story Points: ---
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2013-08-24 09:16:00 EDT
Type: ---
Regression: ---
Mount Type: ---
Documentation: ---
Verified Versions:
Category: ---
oVirt Team: ---
RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:
Cloudforms Team: ---

Attachments (Terms of Use)

  None (edit)
Description Jan Lieskovsky 2012-05-07 06:52:49 EDT
Previously Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures assigned an identifier of CVE-2009-4020 to the following vulnerability:

Stack-based buffer overflow in the hfs subsystem in the Linux kernel 2.6.32 allows remote attackers to have an unspecified impact via a crafted Hierarchical File System (HFS) filesystem, related to the hfs_readdir function in fs/hfs/dir.c.

[1] http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2012/05/07/3

Timo Warns pointed out similar flaws exists in the HFS plus file system.

Relevant upstream patch:
[2] http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux-2.6.git;a=commitdiff;h=6f24f892871acc47b40dd594c63606a17c714f77
Comment 1 Jan Lieskovsky 2012-05-07 12:15:49 EDT
The CVE identifier of CVE-2012-2319 has been assigned to the HFS plus filesystem case:
[3] http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2012/05/07/11
Comment 3 Petr Matousek 2012-05-09 09:36:05 EDT
Created kernel tracking bugs for this issue

Affects: fedora-all [bug 820259]
Comment 4 Petr Matousek 2012-05-09 10:07:09 EDT

This issue did not affect the versions of the Linux kernel as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 and Red Hat Enterprise MRG, as those versions do not have CONFIG_HFSPLUS_FS option enabled.

The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this issue as having low security impact. A future kernel updates in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 may address this issue. For additional information, refer to the Issue Severity Classification: https://access.redhat.com/security/updates/classification/.
Comment 6 errata-xmlrpc 2012-10-02 13:45:14 EDT
This issue has been addressed in following products:

  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5

Via RHSA-2012:1323 https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2012-1323.html
Comment 7 errata-xmlrpc 2012-10-09 06:28:45 EDT
This issue has been addressed in following products:

  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.6 EUS - Server Only

Via RHSA-2012:1347 https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2012-1347.html

Note You need to log in before you can comment on or make changes to this bug.