|Bugzilla:||595579: CVE-2010-1641 kernel: GFS2: The setflags ioctl() doesn't check file ownership|
The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:
The do_gfs2_set_flags function in fs/gfs2/file.c in the Linux kernel before 2.6.34-git10 does not verify the ownership of a file, which allows local users to bypass intended access restrictions via a SETFLAGS ioctl request.
Red Hat is aware of this issue and is tracking it via the following bug:
This issue did not affect the version of Linux kernel as shipped with Red Hat
Enterprise Linux 3, 4 and Red Hat Enterprise MRG as they did not include
support for the GFS2 file system.
A future kernel update in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 will address this issue.
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Red Hat security errata
|Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 5 (kernel)||RHSA-2010:0504||July 01, 2010|
Red Hat would like to thank Dan Rosenberg for responsibly reporting this issue.
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