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631716: CVE-2010-3066 kernel: io_submit_one() NULL ptr deref

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

The io_submit_one function in fs/aio.c in the Linux kernel before 2.6.23 allows local users to cause a denial of service (NULL pointer dereference) via a crafted io_submit system call with an IOCB_FLAG_RESFD flag.

Find out more about CVE-2010-3066 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.


This issue did not affect the version of Linux kernel as shipped with Red Hat
Enterprise Linux 3 and 4 as they did not include support for eventfd in the
Async I/O (AIO) implementation. It did not affect the version of Linux kernel
as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise MRG as it has already had the fix to this
issue. This issue was addressed in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 via

CVSS v2 metrics

Base Score 4.9
Base Metrics AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C
Access Vector Local
Access Complexity Low
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact None
Integrity Impact None
Availability Impact Complete

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Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 (kernel) RHSA-2010:0839 2010-11-10


Red Hat would like to thank Tavis Ormandy for reporting this issue.

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