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CVE-2010-1641

Impact: Low
Public: 2010-05-24
Bugzilla: 595579: CVE-2010-1641 kernel: GFS2: The setflags ioctl() doesn't check file ownership
IAVA: 2011-A-0066

Details

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.

Find out more about CVE-2010-1641 from the MITRE CVE dictionary and NIST NVD.

Statement

Red Hat is aware of this issue and is tracking it via the following bug:
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/CVE-2010-1641.

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.

CVSS v2 metrics

Base Score: 2.1
Base Metrics: AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N
Access Vector: Local
Access Complexity: Low
Authentication: None
Confidentiality Impact: None
Integrity Impact: Partial
Availability Impact: None

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Red Hat security errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 5 (kernel) RHSA-2010:0504 July 01, 2010

External References

Acknowledgements

Red Hat would like to thank Dan Rosenberg for responsibly reporting this issue.

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