Re: CVE-2015-1805 and 3.14-longterm?
From: Greg KH
Date: Fri Aug 14 2015 - 16:00:08 EST
On Fri, Aug 14, 2015 at 09:17:49PM +0200, Sven Joachim wrote:
> On 2015-08-14 18:55 +0200, Greg KH wrote:
> > On Thu, Jul 02, 2015 at 10:19:34AM +0200, Dick Snippe wrote:
> >> Hello,
> >> I'm sorry to bother you with this, but lwn.net reported a rather serious
> >> security issue a couple of weeks ago:
> >> http://lwn.net/Articles/646590/
> >> https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1202855
> >> CVE-2015-1805
> >> "It was found that the Linux kernel's implementation of vectored pipe
> >> read and write functionality did not take into account the I/O vectors
> >> that were already processed when retrying after a failed atomic access
> >> operation, potentially resulting in memory corruption due to an I/O
> >> vector array overrun. A local, unprivileged user could use this flaw to
> >> crash the system or, potentially, escalate their privileges on the
> >> system."
> >> It appears that these upstream fixes haven't made it to 3.14.4:
> >> http://git.kernel.org/cgit/linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux.git/commit/?id=f0d1bec9d58d4c038d0ac958c9af82be6eb18045
> >> http://git.kernel.org/cgit/linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux.git/commit/?id=637b58c2887e5e57850865839cc75f59184b23d1
> >> I'm just a (very happy!) user of the -longterm kernels, so I don't
> >> know how this normally works. But it would appear that this bug still
> >> exists in the -longterm kernels.
> > I think, and I might be wrong here, but because
> > 637b58c2887e5e57850865839cc75f59184b23d1 (switch pipe_read() to
> > copy_page_to_iter()) is not in the 3.14-stable tree (it showed up in
> > 3.15), that f0d1bec9d58d4c038d0ac958c9af82be6eb18045 (new helper:
> > copy_page_from_iter()) isn't needed (it showed up in 3.16).
> > So is this a problem in the 3.14-stable tree?
> It seems to have been fixed by 6b17faf3d5fa6a727c40613bdf24d73b2a59df27
> (pipe: iovec: Fix memory corruption when retrying atomic copy as
> non-atomic) in 3.14.46. That fix is also in 3.10.82.
Hey, even better, we fixed it and forgot all about it :)
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