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443433: CVE-2008-1669 kernel: add rcu_read_lock() to fcheck() in both dnotify, locks.c and fix fcntl store/load race in locks.c

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

Linux kernel before does not apply a certain protection mechanism for fcntl functionality, which allows local users to (1) execute code in parallel or (2) exploit a race condition to obtain "re-ordered access to the descriptor table."

Find out more about CVE-2008-1669 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.

Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 (kernel) RHSA-2008:0237 2008-05-07
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 (kernel) RHSA-2008:0233 2008-05-07
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 (kernel) RHSA-2008:0211 2008-05-07
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