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CVE-2014-8989

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Overview

The Linux kernel through 3.17.4 does not properly restrict dropping of supplemental group memberships in certain namespace scenarios, which allows local users to bypass intended file permissions by leveraging a POSIX ACL containing an entry for the group category that is more restrictive than the entry for the other category, aka a "negative groups" issue, related to kernel/groups.c, kernel/uid16.c, and kernel/user_namespace.c.

Related Files

Mandriva Linux Security Advisory 2015-058
Posted Mar 13, 2015
Authored by Mandriva | Site mandriva.com

Mandriva Linux Security Advisory 2015-058 - Multiple vulnerabilities has been found and corrected in the Linux kernel. The Crypto API in the Linux kernel before 3.18.5 allows local users to load arbitrary kernel modules via a bind system call for an AF_ALG socket with a module name in the salg_name field, a different vulnerability than CVE-2014-9644. arch/x86/kvm/vmx.c in the KVM subsystem in the Linux kernel before 3.17.2 on Intel processors does not ensure that the value in the CR4 control register remains the same after a VM entry, which allows host OS users to kill arbitrary processes or cause a denial of service by leveraging /dev/kvm access, as demonstrated by PR_SET_TSC prctl calls within a modified copy of QEMU. Various other issues have also been addressed. The updated packages provides a solution for these security issues.

tags | advisory, denial of service, arbitrary, x86, kernel, local, crypto, vulnerability
systems | linux, mandriva
advisories | CVE-2013-7421, CVE-2014-3690, CVE-2014-8133, CVE-2014-8160, CVE-2014-8989, CVE-2014-9419, CVE-2014-9420, CVE-2014-9428, CVE-2014-9529, CVE-2014-9584, CVE-2014-9585, CVE-2014-9644, CVE-2014-9683, CVE-2015-0239
MD5 | 1672197a7863a87e12b27bd341a9da98
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-2515-2
Posted Mar 5, 2015
Authored by Ubuntu | Site security.ubuntu.com

Ubuntu Security Notice 2515-2 - USN-2515-1 fixed vulnerabilities in the Linux kernel. There was an unrelated regression in the use of the virtual counter (CNTVCT) on arm64 architectures. This update fixes the problem. A flaw was discovered in the Kernel Virtual Machine's (KVM) emulation of the SYSTENTER instruction when the guest OS does not initialize the SYSENTER MSRs. A guest OS user could exploit this flaw to cause a denial of service of the guest OS (crash) or potentially gain privileges on the guest OS. Various other issues were also addressed.

tags | advisory, denial of service, kernel, vulnerability
systems | linux, ubuntu
advisories | CVE-2014-8133, CVE-2014-8160, CVE-2014-8559, CVE-2014-8989, CVE-2014-9419, CVE-2014-9420, CVE-2014-9428, CVE-2014-9529, CVE-2014-9584, CVE-2014-9585, CVE-2014-9683, CVE-2015-0239
MD5 | e827d62852b4fb493ea60765300cf72c
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-2516-3
Posted Mar 4, 2015
Authored by Ubuntu | Site security.ubuntu.com

Ubuntu Security Notice 2516-3 - USN-2516-1 fixed vulnerabilities in the Linux kernel, and the fix in USN-2516-2 was incomplete. There was an unrelated regression in the use of the virtual counter (CNTVCT) on arm64 architectures. This update fixes the problem. Various other issues were also addressed.

tags | advisory, kernel, vulnerability
systems | linux, ubuntu
advisories | CVE-2014-8133, CVE-2014-8160, CVE-2014-8559, CVE-2014-8989, CVE-2014-9419, CVE-2014-9420, CVE-2014-9428, CVE-2014-9529, CVE-2014-9584, CVE-2014-9585, CVE-2014-9683, CVE-2015-0239
MD5 | 4c8b71af3e8f3d8bb54356eddcb8dbfd
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-2516-2
Posted Mar 2, 2015
Authored by Ubuntu | Site security.ubuntu.com

Ubuntu Security Notice 2516-2 - USN-2516-1 fixed vulnerabilities in the Linux kernel. There was an unrelated regression in the use of the virtual counter (CNTVCT) on arm64 architectures. This update fixes the problem. A flaw was discovered in the Kernel Virtual Machine's (KVM) emulation of the SYSTENTER instruction when the guest OS does not initialize the SYSENTER MSRs. A guest OS user could exploit this flaw to cause a denial of service of the guest OS (crash) or potentially gain privileges on the guest OS. Various other issues were also addressed.

tags | advisory, denial of service, kernel, vulnerability
systems | linux, ubuntu
advisories | CVE-2014-8133, CVE-2014-8160, CVE-2014-8559, CVE-2014-8989, CVE-2014-9419, CVE-2014-9420, CVE-2014-9428, CVE-2014-9529, CVE-2014-9584, CVE-2014-9585, CVE-2014-9683, CVE-2015-0239
MD5 | 6f9155ecdc733508e557ebe5adab371a
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-2518-1
Posted Feb 26, 2015
Authored by Ubuntu | Site security.ubuntu.com

Ubuntu Security Notice 2518-1 - A flaw was discovered in the Kernel Virtual Machine's (KVM) emulation of the SYSTENTER instruction when the guest OS does not initialize the SYSENTER MSRs. A guest OS user could exploit this flaw to cause a denial of service of the guest OS (crash) or potentially gain privileges on the guest OS. Andy Lutomirski discovered an information leak in the Linux kernel's Thread Local Storage (TLS) implementation allowing users to bypass the espfix to obtain information that could be used to bypass the Address Space Layout Randomization (ASLR) protection mechanism. A local user could exploit this flaw to obtain potentially sensitive information from kernel memory. Various other issues were also addressed.

tags | advisory, denial of service, kernel, local
systems | linux, ubuntu
advisories | CVE-2014-8133, CVE-2014-8160, CVE-2014-8559, CVE-2014-8989, CVE-2014-9419, CVE-2014-9420, CVE-2014-9428, CVE-2014-9529, CVE-2014-9584, CVE-2014-9585, CVE-2014-9683, CVE-2015-0239
MD5 | ce75c3648fca685f5cae47950ea91e8d
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-2517-1
Posted Feb 26, 2015
Authored by Ubuntu | Site security.ubuntu.com

Ubuntu Security Notice 2517-1 - A flaw was discovered in the Kernel Virtual Machine's (KVM) emulation of the SYSTENTER instruction when the guest OS does not initialize the SYSENTER MSRs. A guest OS user could exploit this flaw to cause a denial of service of the guest OS (crash) or potentially gain privileges on the guest OS. Andy Lutomirski discovered an information leak in the Linux kernel's Thread Local Storage (TLS) implementation allowing users to bypass the espfix to obtain information that could be used to bypass the Address Space Layout Randomization (ASLR) protection mechanism. A local user could exploit this flaw to obtain potentially sensitive information from kernel memory. Various other issues were also addressed.

tags | advisory, denial of service, kernel, local
systems | linux, ubuntu
advisories | CVE-2014-8133, CVE-2014-8160, CVE-2014-8559, CVE-2014-8989, CVE-2014-9419, CVE-2014-9420, CVE-2014-9428, CVE-2014-9529, CVE-2014-9584, CVE-2014-9585, CVE-2014-9683, CVE-2015-0239
MD5 | a227d354d12bb7f28c3669618522f2be
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-2516-1
Posted Feb 26, 2015
Authored by Ubuntu | Site security.ubuntu.com

Ubuntu Security Notice 2516-1 - A flaw was discovered in the Kernel Virtual Machine's (KVM) emulation of the SYSTENTER instruction when the guest OS does not initialize the SYSENTER MSRs. A guest OS user could exploit this flaw to cause a denial of service of the guest OS (crash) or potentially gain privileges on the guest OS. Andy Lutomirski discovered an information leak in the Linux kernel's Thread Local Storage (TLS) implementation allowing users to bypass the espfix to obtain information that could be used to bypass the Address Space Layout Randomization (ASLR) protection mechanism. A local user could exploit this flaw to obtain potentially sensitive information from kernel memory. Various other issues were also addressed.

tags | advisory, denial of service, kernel, local
systems | linux, ubuntu
advisories | CVE-2014-8133, CVE-2014-8160, CVE-2014-8559, CVE-2014-8989, CVE-2014-9419, CVE-2014-9420, CVE-2014-9428, CVE-2014-9529, CVE-2014-9584, CVE-2014-9585, CVE-2014-9683, CVE-2015-0239
MD5 | 530a69c5183837000ce1fe7c8665911c
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-2515-1
Posted Feb 26, 2015
Authored by Ubuntu | Site security.ubuntu.com

Ubuntu Security Notice 2515-1 - A flaw was discovered in the Kernel Virtual Machine's (KVM) emulation of the SYSTENTER instruction when the guest OS does not initialize the SYSENTER MSRs. A guest OS user could exploit this flaw to cause a denial of service of the guest OS (crash) or potentially gain privileges on the guest OS. Andy Lutomirski discovered an information leak in the Linux kernel's Thread Local Storage (TLS) implementation allowing users to bypass the espfix to obtain information that could be used to bypass the Address Space Layout Randomization (ASLR) protection mechanism. A local user could exploit this flaw to obtain potentially sensitive information from kernel memory. Various other issues were also addressed.

tags | advisory, denial of service, kernel, local
systems | linux, ubuntu
advisories | CVE-2014-8133, CVE-2014-8160, CVE-2014-8559, CVE-2014-8989, CVE-2014-9419, CVE-2014-9420, CVE-2014-9428, CVE-2014-9529, CVE-2014-9584, CVE-2014-9585, CVE-2014-9683, CVE-2015-0239
MD5 | 6375f23708419dc4355781a705a71f64
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