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Date: Thu, 21 Apr 2011 18:01:31 +0400
From: Vasiliy Kulikov <>
Subject: CVE request: kernel: buffer overflow and DoS issues in agp


"pg_start is copied from userspace on AGPIOC_BIND and AGPIOC_UNBIND ioctl
cmds of agp_ioctl() and passed to agpioc_bind_wrap().  As said in the
comment, (pg_start + mem->page_count) may wrap in case of AGPIOC_BIND,
and it is not checked at all in case of AGPIOC_UNBIND.  As a result, user
with sufficient privileges (usually "video" group) may generate either
local DoS or privilege escalation."

"page_count is copied from userspace.  agp_allocate_memory() tries to
check whether this number is too big, but doesn't take into account the
wrap case.  Also agp_create_user_memory() doesn't check whether
alloc_size is calculated from num_agp_pages variable without overflow.
This may lead to allocation of too small buffer with following buffer

Another problem in agp code is not addressed in the patch - kernel memory
exhaustion (AGPIOC_RESERVE and AGPIOC_ALLOCATE ioctls).  It is not checked
whether requested pid is a pid of the caller (no check in agpioc_reserve_wrap()).
Each allocation is limited to 16KB, though, there is no per-process limit.
This might lead to OOM situation, which is not even solved in case of the
caller death by OOM killer - the memory is allocated for another (faked)

Vasiliy Kulikov - bringing security into open computing environments

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