CVE-2015-8374

Impact:
Moderate
Public Date:
2015-10-16
CWE:
CWE-200
Bugzilla:
1286261: CVE-2015-8374 kernel: Information leak when truncating of compressed/inlined extents on BTRFS
An information-leak vulnerability was found in the kernel when it truncated a file to a smaller size which consisted of an inline extent that was compressed. The data between the new file size and the old file size was not discarded and the number of bytes used by the inode were not correctly decremented, which gave the wrong report for callers of the stat(2) syscall. This wasted metadata space and allowed for the truncated data to be leaked, and data corruption or loss to occur. A caller of the clone ioctl could exploit this flaw by using only standard file-system operations without root access to read the truncated data.

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Statement

This issue does not affect the Linux kernel packages as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 as the code with the flaw is not present in the products listed.

This issue affects the Linux kernel packages as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 and is not currently planned to be addressed in future updates.

This issue affects the Linux kernel packages as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 and MRG-2. Future Linux kernel updates for the respective releases might address this issue.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6:
This vulnerability has been rated as having a security impact of Moderate. After evaluation and in accordance with the criteria noted in the product support life cycle, there are no plans to address this issue in an upcoming release. Please contact Red Hat Support for further information.

Red Hat Enterprise MRG 2:
This vulnerability has been rated as having a security impact of Moderate. After evaluation and in accordance with the criteria noted in the product support life cycle, there are no plans to address this issue in an upcoming release. Please contact Red Hat Support for further information.

CVSS v2 metrics

Base Score 3.5
Base Metrics AV:N/AC:M/Au:S/C:P/I:N/A:N
Access Vector Network
Access Complexity Medium
Authentication Single
Confidentiality Impact Partial
Integrity Impact None
Availability Impact None

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Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux for Real Time for NFV (v. 7) (kernel-rt) RHSA-2016:2584 2016-11-03
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 (kernel) RHSA-2016:2574 2016-11-03

Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Enterprise MRG 2 realtime-kernel Will not fix
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 kernel Will not fix
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 kernel Not affected
Unless explicitly stated as not affected, all previous versions of packages in any minor update stream of a product listed here should be assumed vulnerable, although may not have been subject to full analysis.
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