Bug 656830 - (CVE-2010-4250) CVE-2010-4250 kernel: inotify memory leak
CVE-2010-4250 kernel: inotify memory leak
Status: CLOSED ERRATA
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Red Hat Product Security
public=20101124,reported=20101124,sou...
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Depends On: 656831 656832 656833
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Reported: 2010-11-24 04:27 EST by Eugene Teo (Security Response)
Modified: 2016-03-04 07:54 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2015-07-29 09:25:12 EDT
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Description Eugene Teo (Security Response) 2010-11-24 04:27:52 EST
If inotify_init is unable to allocate a new file for the new inotify group we leak the new group.

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Red Hat would like to thank Vegard Nossum for reporting this issue.
Comment 4 Chuck Ebbert 2011-02-21 02:23:40 EST
This was fixed by commit a2ae4cc9a16e211c8a128ba10d22a85431f093ab upstream.

Also, this vulnerability is not in the NVD, it says 'ERROR, "CVE-2010-4250" is valid CVE format, but CVE was not found.':
http://web.nvd.nist.gov/view/vuln/detail?vulnId=CVE-2010-4250
Comment 5 Eugene Teo (Security Response) 2011-02-21 02:27:58 EST
Thanks Chuck. That website usually takes some time to be updated.

Reproducer:
http://lkml.org/lkml/2010/11/23/418

Upstream commit:
http://git.kernel.org/linus/a2ae4cc9a16e211c8a128ba10d22a85431f093ab
Comment 6 errata-xmlrpc 2011-03-10 15:04:48 EST
This issue has been addressed in following products:

  MRG for RHEL-5

Via RHSA-2011:0330 https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2011-0330.html
Comment 7 Eugene Teo (Security Response) 2011-03-17 07:33:37 EDT
Statement:

This issue did not affect the versions of Linux kernel as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 and 5. It was addressed in Red Hat Enterprise MRG via https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2011-0330.html. A future kernel update in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 may address this flaw.
Comment 9 errata-xmlrpc 2011-05-10 14:11:21 EDT
This issue has been addressed in following products:

  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6

Via RHSA-2011:0498 https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2011-0498.html

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