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Bug 229883

Summary: CVE-2007-0006 Key serial number collision problem
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 Reporter: Linda Wang <lwang>
Component: kernelAssignee: Don Howard <dhoward>
Status: CLOSED ERRATA QA Contact: Brian Brock <bbrock>
Severity: high Docs Contact:
Priority: medium    
Version: 5.0CC: dhoward, dzickus, security-response-team
Target Milestone: ---Keywords: Security
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Hardware: All   
OS: Linux   
Whiteboard: impact=important,source=kernelbugzilla,reported=20070206,public=20061221
Fixed In Version: RHSA-2007-0099 Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2007-03-14 15:04:47 UTC Type: ---
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Description Linda Wang 2007-02-23 23:04:22 UTC
+++ This bug was initially created as a clone of Bug #227497 +++

The key serial number collision avoidance code is wrong.

This didn't use to be a problem as the key serial numbers were allocated from 
a simple incremented counter, and you'd have to go through 2 billion keys 
before encountering a collision.

However, now that random numbers are used instead, collisions are much more 

-- Additional comment from on 2007-02-06 09:23 EST --
upstream patch is here:

-- Additional comment from on 2007-02-06 09:29 EST --
Created an attachment (id=147467)
Proposed patch from David Howells

-- Additional comment from on 2007-02-07 11:20 EST --
This is proposed as a Security Day 0 errata for 5.0.
Cleared rhel-5.0.0 and blocker and set rhel-5.1.0 flag.
Set pm_ack.

-- Additional comment from on 2007-02-23 14:04 EST --
QE ack for RHEL5.

Comment 9 Mike Gahagan 2007-03-09 15:19:33 UTC
We haven't been able to reproduce the problem with the reproducer attached to
the rhel 4 version of this bug, but the patch is in the 8.1.1 kernel.

Comment 11 Red Hat Bugzilla 2007-03-14 15:04:47 UTC
An advisory has been issued which should help the problem
described in this bug report. This report is therefore being
closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
on the solution and/or where to find the updated files,
please follow the link below. You may reopen this bug report
if the solution does not work for you.