CVE-2011-0463

Published: 09 April 2011

The ocfs2_prepare_page_for_write function in fs/ocfs2/aops.c in the Oracle Cluster File System 2 (OCFS2) subsystem in the Linux kernel before 2.6.39-rc1 does not properly handle holes that cross page boundaries, which allows local users to obtain potentially sensitive information from uninitialized disk locations by reading a file.

From the Ubuntu security team

Goldwyn Rodrigues discovered that the OCFS2 filesystem did not correctly clear memory when writing certain file holes. A local attacker could exploit this to read uninitialized data from the disk, leading to a loss of privacy.

Priority

Low

Status

Package Release Status
linux
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (2.6.39~rc1)
Patches:
Upstream: http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux-2.6.git;a=commit;h=272b62c1f0f6f742046e45b50b6fec98860208a0
linux-ec2
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (2.6.39~rc1)
linux-fsl-imx51
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (2.6.39~rc1)
linux-lts-backport-maverick
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (2.6.39~rc1)
linux-lts-backport-natty
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (2.6.39~rc1)
linux-mvl-dove
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (2.6.39~rc1)
linux-source-2.6.15
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (2.6.39~rc1)
linux-ti-omap4
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (2.6.39~rc1)