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Bug 594633 - kernel: security: testing the wrong variable in create_by_name() [rhel-4.9]
Summary: kernel: security: testing the wrong variable in create_by_name() [rhel-4.9]
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
Classification: Red Hat
Component: kernel
Version: 4.9
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: rc
: ---
Assignee: Don Howard
QA Contact: Evan McNabb
Depends On:
Blocks: 643342
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2010-05-21 08:19 UTC by Eugene Teo (Security Response)
Modified: 2011-02-16 15:32 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2011-02-16 15:32:30 UTC
Target Upstream Version:

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System ID Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Red Hat Product Errata RHSA-2011:0263 normal SHIPPED_LIVE Important: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.9 kernel security and bug fix update 2011-02-16 15:14:55 UTC

Description Eugene Teo (Security Response) 2010-05-21 08:19:48 UTC
Description of problem:
There is a typo here.  We should be testing "*dentry" instead of "dentry".  If
"*dentry" is an ERR_PTR, it gets dereferenced in either mkdir() or create()
which would cause an OOPs.

This bug has been in the kernel since 2.6.14-rc2 via b67dbf9d.

Upstream commit:

Comment 5 RHEL Product and Program Management 2010-08-17 18:39:44 UTC
This request was evaluated by Red Hat Product Management for inclusion in a Red
Hat Enterprise Linux maintenance release.  Product Management has requested
further review of this request by Red Hat Engineering, for potential
inclusion in a Red Hat Enterprise Linux Update release for currently deployed
products.  This request is not yet committed for inclusion in an Update

Comment 6 Vivek Goyal 2010-09-02 18:09:54 UTC
Committed in 89.33.EL . RPMS are available at

Comment 13 errata-xmlrpc 2011-02-16 15:32:30 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 therefore solution and/or where to find the updated files,
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