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Date: Wed, 10 Nov 2010 14:44:11 -0500 (EST)
From: Josh Bressers <bressers@...hat.com>
To: oss-security@...ts.openwall.com, Petr Matousek <pmatouse@...hat.com>
Cc: coley@...us.mitre.org
Subject: Re: CVE request: kernel: L2TP send buffer allocation
 size overflows

Please use CVE-2010-4160.

Thanks.

-- 
    JB


----- "Petr Matousek" <pmatouse@...hat.com> wrote:

> "Both PPPoL2TP (in net/l2tp/l2tp_ppp.c, pppol2tp_sendmsg()) and
> IPoL2TP (in
> net/l2tp/l2tp_ip.c, l2tp_ip_sendmsg()) make calls to sock_wmalloc()
> that
> perform arithmetic on the size argument without any maximum bound. As
> a result,
> by issuing sendto() calls with very large sizes, this allocation size
> will wrap
> and result in a small buffer being allocated, leading to ugliness
> immediately
> after (probably kernel panics due to bad sk_buff tail position, but
> possibly
> kernel heap corruption)."
> 
> Credit: Dan Rosenberg
> 
> Reference:
> http://www.spinics.net/lists/netdev/msg145673.html
> https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=651892
> 
> Thanks,
> --
> Petr Matousek / Red Hat Security Response Team

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