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Bug 161056 - CVE-2005-2801 Lost ACLs on ext3
Summary: CVE-2005-2801 Lost ACLs on ext3
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3
Classification: Red Hat
Component: kernel
Version: 3.0
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Stephen Tweedie
QA Contact: Brian Brock
Whiteboard: public=20050205,source=bk,reported=20...
Depends On:
Blocks: 168424
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2005-06-20 10:48 UTC by Bastien Nocera
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:07 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

Fixed In Version: RHSA-2006-0144
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2006-03-15 16:06:18 UTC
Target Upstream Version:

Attachments (Terms of Use)
aclbreak.tar.gz (deleted)
2005-06-20 10:48 UTC, Bastien Nocera
no flags Details
Fix false sharing between active and default ACLs (deleted)
2005-08-24 14:22 UTC, Stephen Tweedie
no flags Details | Diff

System ID Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Red Hat Product Errata RHSA-2006:0144 qe-ready SHIPPED_LIVE Moderate: Updated kernel packages available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 Update 7 2006-03-15 05:00:00 UTC

Description Bastien Nocera 2005-06-20 10:48:59 UTC
See attached tarball: - script to reproduce the problem, needs to be edited before
execution (don't forget to update the mount options if you want to use a file
rather than a partition to reproduce the problem) - Tool for recurively checking if acls exist on a directory
acltest_root.tgz - Some random files (copy of GPL'ed "gallery" PHP-Script)

The output should something like (which it is before umount):
# file: acltest/test/9/2
# owner: root
# group: root
group:daemon:--x        #effective:---
default:group:daemon:--x        #effective:---

The problem is reproduceable on a 2.4.21-32.0.1.EL kernel, but not on a RHEL4

Comment 1 Bastien Nocera 2005-06-20 10:49:00 UTC
Created attachment 115681 [details]

Comment 3 Bastien Nocera 2005-07-06 10:17:30 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 155473 ***

Comment 5 Bastien Nocera 2005-07-19 09:49:46 UTC
Indeed, this isn't the same bug. Tested the above testcase with
kernel-2.4.21-32.12.EL, and the bug still exists.

Comment 7 Stephen Tweedie 2005-08-24 14:22:11 UTC
Created attachment 118060 [details]
Fix false sharing between active and default ACLs

I've been able to reproduce the problem locally; it is fixed by this patch
backported from upstream 2.6 kernels.

Comment 8 Stephen Tweedie 2005-08-24 14:24:12 UTC
Thanks for the clear reproducer, btw; it was very helpful in verifying this fix.

Comment 13 Ernie Petrides 2005-09-15 04:10:08 UTC
A fix for this problem has just been committed to the RHEL3 U7
patch pool this evening (in kernel version 2.4.21-37.2.EL).

Comment 17 Red Hat Bugzilla 2006-03-15 16:06:18 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,
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