Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 866497
missing NULL check in audit_log_link_denied
Last modified: 2013-01-02 12:17:29 EST
Created attachment 627448 [details]
photo of oops that appeared on the screen
Description of problem:
I installed the latest updates this morning and rebooted to get the 3.6.1 kernel loaded. After using the system for a bit, I got the kernel OOPS I will attach a photo of.
The oops was very sudden, and when it happened, I was trying to connect an android device to my local subnet created via hostapd on my f17 desktop. I mention that since I see dhcpd mentioned in the OOPS.
I also see audit mentioned in the OOPS, and I was running with the audit=0 kernel command line option. When rebooting, I removed that and enabled the auditd service, so I'll see if I get another oops with audit running.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Just once so far.
Steps to Reproduce:
sustem keeps working
this should be fixed upstream in commit d1c7d97ad58836affde6e39980b96527510b572e
I'll point it out for the stable maintainers.
With audit enabled, the oops has not happened again, so it does indeed sound like a missing NULL pointer check could do it.
This was backported to 3.6.3 with stable commit 724373bd489eb02e1999e2714fcc00658e081a9b