Mitigate Baron SameEdit (CVE-2021-3156) vulnerability

rhel 7
shell weakness #2


Weakness Breakdown


A shell weakness occurs when a program enables an attacker to execute unexpected commands on the operating system.

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This causes a new program to execute and is difficult to use safely.

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The highlighted line of code below is the trigger point of this particular Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 shell weakness.

 		goto work;

	class_offset = MAX(MEMBER_OFFSET("ftrace_event_call", "class"),
		MEMBER_OFFSET("trace_event_call", "class"));
	if (class_offset < 0)
		return -1;

	sys_offset = MAX(MEMBER_OFFSET("ftrace_event_class", "system"),
		MEMBER_OFFSET("trace_event_class", "system"));
	inited = 2;

	if (sys_offset < 0)
		return -1;

	if (inited == 2 && !readmem(call + class_offset, KVADDR, &ptr,
			sizeof(ptr), "read ftrace_event_call class_addr",
		return -1;

	if (!readmem(ptr + sys_offset, KVADDR, &sys_addr, sizeof(sys_addr),
			"read ftrace_event_call sys_addr", RETURN_ON_ERROR))
		return -1;

	if (!read_string(sys_addr, system, len))
		return -1;

	return 0;

static int read_long_string(ulong kvaddr, char **buf)
	char strbuf[MIN_PAGE_SIZE], *ret_buf = NULL;
	ulong kp;
	int cnt1, cnt2, size;

	kp = kvaddr;
	size = 0;

	for (;;) {
		cnt1 = MIN_PAGE_SIZE - (kp & (MIN_PAGE_SIZE-1));

		if (!readmem(kp, KVADDR, strbuf, cnt1,
		    "readstring characters", QUIET|RETURN_ON_ERROR))
			return -1;

		cnt2 = strnlen(strbuf, cnt1);
		if (ret_buf)
			memcpy(ret_buf + size, strbuf, cnt2); 

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