|Bugzilla:||975406: CVE-2013-2188 kernel: fs: filp leak on ro filesystem|
The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:
A certain Red Hat patch to the do_filp_open function in fs/namei.c in the kernel package before 2.6.32-358.11.1.el6 on Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 6 does not properly handle failure to obtain write permissions, which allows local users to cause a denial of service (system crash) by leveraging access to a filesystem that is mounted read-only.
This issue did not affect the Linux kernel as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and Red Hat Enterprise Linux MRG 2.
This issue was addressed in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 via RHSA-2013:0911 (https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2013-0911.html).
Upstream is not affected.
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Red Hat security errata
|Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 6 (kernel)||RHSA-2013:0911||June 10, 2013|
This issue was discovered by Mateusz Guzik of Red Hat.
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