Bug 677850 (CVE-2011-0710) - CVE-2011-0710 kernel: s390 task_show_regs infoleak
Summary: CVE-2011-0710 kernel: s390 task_show_regs infoleak
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Status: CLOSED ERRATA
Alias: CVE-2011-0710
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
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low
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Red Hat Product Security
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Depends On: 677852 677853 677854 677855
Blocks:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
 
Reported: 2011-02-16 04:02 UTC by Eugene Teo (Security Response)
Modified: 2019-09-29 12:42 UTC (History)
13 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2015-07-29 13:50:30 UTC


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System ID Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Red Hat Product Errata RHSA-2011:0421 normal SHIPPED_LIVE Important: kernel security and bug fix update 2011-04-08 02:56:45 UTC
Red Hat Product Errata RHSA-2011:0429 normal SHIPPED_LIVE Important: kernel security and bug fix update 2011-04-12 18:19:57 UTC

Description Eugene Teo (Security Response) 2011-02-16 04:02:39 UTC
task_show_regs used to be a debugging aid in the early bringup days of Linux on s390. /proc/<pid>/status is a world readable file, it is not a good idea to show the registers of a process. The only correct fix is to remove task_show_regs.

Upstream commit:
http://git.kernel.org/linus/261cd298a8c363d7985e3482946edb4bfedacf98

Comment 3 Eugene Teo (Security Response) 2011-03-11 06:21:59 UTC
Statement:

This issue did not affect the version of Linux kernel as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise MRG as it does not have support for the S390 architecture. A future kernel update in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 may address this flaw. Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 is now in Production 3 of the maintenance life-cycle,
https://access.redhat.com/support/policy/updates/errata/, therefore the fix for
this issue is not currently planned to be included in the future updates. This has been addressed in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 via https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2011-0429.html.

Comment 4 errata-xmlrpc 2011-04-08 02:57:44 UTC
This issue has been addressed in following products:

  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6

Via RHSA-2011:0421 https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2011-0421.html

Comment 5 errata-xmlrpc 2011-04-12 18:20:12 UTC
This issue has been addressed in following products:

  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5

Via RHSA-2011:0429 https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2011-0429.html


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