Bug 837502 - (CVE-2012-3375) CVE-2012-3375 kernel: epoll: can leak file descriptors when returning -ELOOP
CVE-2012-3375 kernel: epoll: can leak file descriptors when returning -ELOOP
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Red Hat Product Security
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Depends On: 817131 817140 829670 837503 837504 837505 837506 837507 837509
Blocks: 717854
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Reported: 2012-07-04 03:09 EDT by Petr Matousek
Modified: 2015-02-16 10:42 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2013-08-24 09:53:16 EDT
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Description Petr Matousek 2012-07-04 03:09:04 EDT
An epoll_ctl(,EPOLL_CTL_ADD,,) operation can return '-ELOOP' to prevent circular epoll dependencies from being created.  However, in that case we do not properly clear the 'tfile_check_list'.

An unprivileged local user could use this flaw to crash the system.

This is a regression introduced via the CVE-2011-1083 (bug #681578) fix (commit 28d82dc1c4edbc352129f97f4ca22624d1fe61de):

Upstream fix:

Comment 3 Petr Matousek 2012-07-04 03:13:01 EDT
Created kernel tracking bugs for this issue

Affects: fedora-all [bug 837506]
Comment 5 Vincent Danen 2012-07-04 13:14:33 EDT
Assigned CVE-2012-3375 as per:

Comment 6 Petr Matousek 2012-07-06 14:10:33 EDT

This issue did not affect the versions of the Linux kernel as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6, since updates fixing CVE-2011-1083 contained a corrected patch that did not introduce this regression. 

This has been addressed in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 via https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2012-1061.html, and Red Hat Enterprise Linux Red Hat Enterprise MRG 2 via https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2012-1150.html
Comment 7 errata-xmlrpc 2012-07-10 07:35:14 EDT
This issue has been addressed in following products:

  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5

Via RHSA-2012:1061 https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2012-1061.html
Comment 8 errata-xmlrpc 2012-08-08 12:35:26 EDT
This issue has been addressed in following products:

  MRG for RHEL-6 v.2

Via RHSA-2012:1150 https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2012-1150.html

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