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CVE-2016-6213

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Overview

fs/namespace.c in the Linux kernel before 4.9 does not restrict how many mounts may exist in a mount namespace, which allows local users to cause a denial of service (memory consumption and deadlock) via MS_BIND mount system calls, as demonstrated by a loop that triggers exponential growth in the number of mounts.

Related Files

Red Hat Security Advisory 2017-1842-01
Posted Aug 2, 2017
Authored by Red Hat | Site access.redhat.com

Red Hat Security Advisory 2017-1842-01 - The kernel packages contain the Linux kernel, the core of any Linux operating system. Security Fix: An use-after-free flaw was found in the Linux kernel which enables a race condition in the L2TPv3 IP Encapsulation feature. A local user could use this flaw to escalate their privileges or crash the system. A flaw was found that can be triggered in keyring_search_iterator in keyring.c if type->match is NULL. A local user could use this flaw to crash the system or, potentially, escalate their privileges.

tags | advisory, kernel, local
systems | linux, redhat
advisories | CVE-2014-7970, CVE-2014-7975, CVE-2015-8839, CVE-2015-8970, CVE-2016-10088, CVE-2016-10147, CVE-2016-10200, CVE-2016-6213, CVE-2016-7042, CVE-2016-7097, CVE-2016-8645, CVE-2016-9576, CVE-2016-9588, CVE-2016-9604, CVE-2016-9685, CVE-2016-9806, CVE-2017-2596, CVE-2017-2647, CVE-2017-2671, CVE-2017-5970, CVE-2017-6001, CVE-2017-6951, CVE-2017-7187, CVE-2017-7616, CVE-2017-7889, CVE-2017-8797, CVE-2017-8890, CVE-2017-9074
MD5 | e79dcd340ec8fd5ccd78d062d54ebf21
Red Hat Security Advisory 2017-2077-01
Posted Aug 2, 2017
Authored by Red Hat | Site access.redhat.com

Red Hat Security Advisory 2017-2077-01 - The kernel-rt packages provide the Real Time Linux Kernel, which enables fine-tuning for systems with extremely high determinism requirements. Security Fix: An use-after-free flaw was found in the Linux kernel which enables a race condition in the L2TPv3 IP Encapsulation feature. A local user could use this flaw to escalate their privileges or crash the system. A flaw was found that can be triggered in keyring_search_iterator in keyring.c if type->match is NULL. A local user could use this flaw to crash the system or, potentially, escalate their privileges.

tags | advisory, kernel, local
systems | linux, redhat
advisories | CVE-2014-7970, CVE-2014-7975, CVE-2015-8839, CVE-2015-8970, CVE-2016-10088, CVE-2016-10147, CVE-2016-10200, CVE-2016-6213, CVE-2016-7042, CVE-2016-7097, CVE-2016-8645, CVE-2016-9576, CVE-2016-9588, CVE-2016-9604, CVE-2016-9685, CVE-2016-9806, CVE-2017-2596, CVE-2017-2647, CVE-2017-2671, CVE-2017-5970, CVE-2017-6001, CVE-2017-6951, CVE-2017-7187, CVE-2017-7616, CVE-2017-7889, CVE-2017-8797, CVE-2017-8890, CVE-2017-9074
MD5 | 06777be13da445d34278d3bd85082db2
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3162-2
Posted Dec 20, 2016
Authored by Ubuntu | Site security.ubuntu.com

Ubuntu Security Notice 3162-2 - CAI Qian discovered that shared bind mounts in a mount namespace exponentially added entries without restriction to the Linux kernel's mount table. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service. Andreas Gruenbacher and Jan Kara discovered that the filesystem implementation in the Linux kernel did not clear the setgid bit during a setxattr call. A local attacker could use this to possibly elevate group privileges. Various other issues were also addressed.

tags | advisory, denial of service, kernel, local
systems | linux, ubuntu
advisories | CVE-2016-6213, CVE-2016-7097, CVE-2016-7425, CVE-2016-8630, CVE-2016-8633, CVE-2016-8645, CVE-2016-9313, CVE-2016-9555
MD5 | a6a9494e971e706dbcde15b767dfb25a
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3162-1
Posted Dec 20, 2016
Authored by Ubuntu | Site security.ubuntu.com

Ubuntu Security Notice 3162-1 - CAI Qian discovered that shared bind mounts in a mount namespace exponentially added entries without restriction to the Linux kernel's mount table. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service. It was discovered that the KVM implementation for x86/x86_64 in the Linux kernel could dereference a null pointer. An attacker in a guest virtual machine could use this to cause a denial of service in the KVM host. Various other issues were also addressed.

tags | advisory, denial of service, x86, kernel, local
systems | linux, ubuntu
advisories | CVE-2016-6213, CVE-2016-8630, CVE-2016-8633, CVE-2016-8645, CVE-2016-9313, CVE-2016-9555
MD5 | 57d289ea1f6069da6a8aaa750fcfa8d5
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3160-2
Posted Dec 20, 2016
Authored by Ubuntu | Site security.ubuntu.com

Ubuntu Security Notice 3160-2 - USN-3160-1 fixed vulnerabilities in the Linux kernel for Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. This update provides the corresponding updates for the Linux Hardware Enablement kernel from Ubuntu 14.04 LTS for Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. CAI Qian discovered that shared bind mounts in a mount namespace exponentially added entries without restriction to the Linux kernel's mount table. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service. Various other issues were also addressed.

tags | advisory, denial of service, kernel, local, vulnerability
systems | linux, ubuntu
advisories | CVE-2016-6213, CVE-2016-7916
MD5 | d353a5bd4769246802740ca6af13228d
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3160-1
Posted Dec 20, 2016
Authored by Ubuntu | Site security.ubuntu.com

Ubuntu Security Notice 3160-1 - CAI Qian discovered that shared bind mounts in a mount namespace exponentially added entries without restriction to the Linux kernel's mount table. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service. It was discovered that a race condition existed in the procfs environ_read function in the Linux kernel, leading to an integer underflow. A local attacker could use this to expose sensitive information. Various other issues were also addressed.

tags | advisory, denial of service, kernel, local
systems | linux, ubuntu
advisories | CVE-2016-6213, CVE-2016-7916
MD5 | 8eccdf5f504884cbe87131539552dc2b
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3161-4
Posted Dec 20, 2016
Authored by Ubuntu | Site security.ubuntu.com

Ubuntu Security Notice 3161-4 - Tilman Schmidt and Sasha Levin discovered a use-after-free condition in the TTY implementation in the Linux kernel. A local attacker could use this to expose sensitive information. It was discovered that the Video For Linux Two implementation in the Linux kernel did not properly handle multiple planes when processing a VIDIOC_DQBUF ioctl. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service or possibly execute arbitrary code. Various other issues were also addressed.

tags | advisory, denial of service, arbitrary, kernel, local
systems | linux, ubuntu
advisories | CVE-2015-8964, CVE-2016-4568, CVE-2016-6213, CVE-2016-7097, CVE-2016-7425, CVE-2016-8630, CVE-2016-8633, CVE-2016-8645, CVE-2016-8658, CVE-2016-9555, CVE-2016-9644
MD5 | 6e14161cd73c168795efc26ed7993e4a
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3161-3
Posted Dec 20, 2016
Authored by Ubuntu | Site security.ubuntu.com

Ubuntu Security Notice 3161-3 - Tilman Schmidt and Sasha Levin discovered a use-after-free condition in the TTY implementation in the Linux kernel. A local attacker could use this to expose sensitive information. It was discovered that the Video For Linux Two implementation in the Linux kernel did not properly handle multiple planes when processing a VIDIOC_DQBUF ioctl. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service or possibly execute arbitrary code. Various other issues were also addressed.

tags | advisory, denial of service, arbitrary, kernel, local
systems | linux, ubuntu
advisories | CVE-2015-8964, CVE-2016-4568, CVE-2016-6213, CVE-2016-7042, CVE-2016-7097, CVE-2016-7425, CVE-2016-8630, CVE-2016-8633, CVE-2016-8645, CVE-2016-8658, CVE-2016-9178, CVE-2016-9555
MD5 | 92c03c76e3e3979d62d79b96ba3d7866
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3161-2
Posted Dec 20, 2016
Authored by Ubuntu | Site security.ubuntu.com

Ubuntu Security Notice 3161-2 - USN-3161-1 fixed vulnerabilities in the Linux kernel for Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. This update provides the corresponding updates for the Linux Hardware Enablement kernel from Ubuntu 16.04 LTS for Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. Tilman Schmidt and Sasha Levin discovered a use-after-free condition in the TTY implementation in the Linux kernel. A local attacker could use this to expose sensitive information. Various other issues were also addressed.

tags | advisory, kernel, local, vulnerability
systems | linux, ubuntu
advisories | CVE-2015-8964, CVE-2016-4568, CVE-2016-6213, CVE-2016-8630, CVE-2016-8633, CVE-2016-8645, CVE-2016-9555
MD5 | a697a392e6f577c06c48638a9a7d98db
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3161-1
Posted Dec 20, 2016
Authored by Ubuntu | Site security.ubuntu.com

Ubuntu Security Notice 3161-1 - Tilman Schmidt and Sasha Levin discovered a use-after-free condition in the TTY implementation in the Linux kernel. A local attacker could use this to expose sensitive information. It was discovered that the Video For Linux Two implementation in the Linux kernel did not properly handle multiple planes when processing a VIDIOC_DQBUF ioctl. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service or possibly execute arbitrary code. Various other issues were also addressed.

tags | advisory, denial of service, arbitrary, kernel, local
systems | linux, ubuntu
advisories | CVE-2015-8964, CVE-2016-4568, CVE-2016-6213, CVE-2016-8630, CVE-2016-8633, CVE-2016-8645, CVE-2016-9555
MD5 | 2512fbb6d503506880993f509d18ae31
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