Bug 971146 - (CVE-2013-2140) CVE-2013-2140 kernel: xen: blkback: insufficient permission checks for BLKIF_OP_DISCARD
CVE-2013-2140 kernel: xen: blkback: insufficient permission checks for BLKIF_...
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: 971148
Blocks: 971153
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Reported: 2013-06-05 15:44 EDT by Petr Matousek
Modified: 2015-07-31 03:07 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2013-06-05 15:47:00 EDT
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Description Petr Matousek 2013-06-05 15:44:23 EDT
If a system admin provides a disk (which supports the discard aka TRIM or SCSI UNMAP) to a guest as read-only - there are no checks done. 

A privileged guest user could use this flaw to destroy data on the disk to which he otherwise wouldn't have write access to.


Comment 1 Petr Matousek 2013-06-05 15:47:00 EDT

Not vulnerable.

This issue did not affect the versions of the kernel-xen package as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 as it has no support for BLKIF_OP_DISCARD.

This issue did not affect Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 and Red Hat Enterprise MRG 2.
Comment 2 Petr Matousek 2013-06-05 15:47:59 EDT
Created kernel tracking bugs for this issue

Affects: fedora-all [bug 971148]

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