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CVE-2017-1000253

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Linux distributions that have not patched their long-term kernels with https://git.kernel.org/linus/a87938b2e246b81b4fb713edb371a9fa3c5c3c86 (committed on April 14, 2015). This kernel vulnerability was fixed in April 2015 by commit a87938b2e246b81b4fb713edb371a9fa3c5c3c86 (backported to Linux 3.10.77 in May 2015), but it was not recognized as a security threat. With CONFIG_ARCH_BINFMT_ELF_RANDOMIZE_PIE enabled, and a normal top-down address allocation strategy, load_elf_binary() will attempt to map a PIE binary into an address range immediately below mm->mmap_base. Unfortunately, load_elf_ binary() does not take account of the need to allocate sufficient space for the entire binary which means that, while the first PT_LOAD segment is mapped below mm->mmap_base, the subsequent PT_LOAD segment(s) end up being mapped above mm->mmap_base into the are that is supposed to be the "gap" between the stack and the binary.

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Linux Local Privilege Escalation
Posted Sep 28, 2017
Authored by Qualys Security Advisory

A Linux PIE/stack corruption vulnerability exists. Most notably, all versions of CentOS 7 before 1708 (released on September 13, 2017), all versions of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 before 7.4 (released on August 1, 2017), and all versions of CentOS 6 and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 are exploitable.

tags | advisory
systems | linux, redhat, centos
advisories | CVE-2017-1000253
MD5 | b53db8644bb756103fde5373b019b1c1
Red Hat Security Advisory 2017-2795-01
Posted Sep 27, 2017
Authored by Red Hat | Site access.redhat.com

Red Hat Security Advisory 2017-2795-01 - The kernel packages contain the Linux kernel, the core of any Linux operating system. Security Fix: A flaw was found in the way the Linux kernel loaded ELF executables. Provided that an application was built as Position Independent Executable, the loader could allow part of that application's data segment to map over the memory area reserved for its stack, potentially resulting in memory corruption. An unprivileged local user with access to SUID PIE binary could use this flaw to escalate their privileges on the system.

tags | advisory, kernel, local
systems | linux, redhat
advisories | CVE-2017-1000253
MD5 | 782c2e27051a697d8e69199396321a12
Red Hat Security Advisory 2017-2802-01
Posted Sep 27, 2017
Authored by Red Hat | Site access.redhat.com

Red Hat Security Advisory 2017-2802-01 - The kernel packages contain the Linux kernel, the core of any Linux operating system. Security Fix: A flaw was found in the way the Linux kernel loaded ELF executables. Provided that an application was built as Position Independent Executable, the loader could allow part of that application's data segment to map over the memory area reserved for its stack, potentially resulting in memory corruption. An unprivileged local user with access to SUID PIE binary could use this flaw to escalate their privileges on the system.

tags | advisory, kernel, local
systems | linux, redhat
advisories | CVE-2017-1000253
MD5 | d39751ef6adcba370ff80a98399f9dbb
Red Hat Security Advisory 2017-2801-01
Posted Sep 27, 2017
Authored by Red Hat | Site access.redhat.com

Red Hat Security Advisory 2017-2801-01 - The kernel packages contain the Linux kernel, the core of any Linux operating system. Security Fix: A flaw was found in the way the Linux kernel loaded ELF executables. Provided that an application was built as Position Independent Executable, the loader could allow part of that application's data segment to map over the memory area reserved for its stack, potentially resulting in memory corruption. An unprivileged local user with access to SUID PIE binary could use this flaw to escalate their privileges on the system.

tags | advisory, kernel, local
systems | linux, redhat
advisories | CVE-2017-1000253
MD5 | e9897bc798d46a7eff4de8ade0959796
Red Hat Security Advisory 2017-2796-01
Posted Sep 27, 2017
Authored by Red Hat | Site access.redhat.com

Red Hat Security Advisory 2017-2796-01 - The kernel packages contain the Linux kernel, the core of any Linux operating system. Security Fix: A flaw was found in the way the Linux kernel loaded ELF executables. Provided that an application was built as Position Independent Executable, the loader could allow part of that application's data segment to map over the memory area reserved for its stack, potentially resulting in memory corruption. An unprivileged local user with access to SUID PIE binary could use this flaw to escalate their privileges on the system.

tags | advisory, kernel, local
systems | linux, redhat
advisories | CVE-2017-1000253
MD5 | 18a4b1d385ad290f8f0e8e1aeeb2bafb
Red Hat Security Advisory 2017-2793-01
Posted Sep 27, 2017
Authored by Red Hat | Site access.redhat.com

Red Hat Security Advisory 2017-2793-01 - The kernel packages contain the Linux kernel, the core of any Linux operating system. Security Fix: A flaw was found in the way the Linux kernel loaded ELF executables. Provided that an application was built as Position Independent Executable, the loader could allow part of that application's data segment to map over the memory area reserved for its stack, potentially resulting in memory corruption. An unprivileged local user with access to SUID PIE binary could use this flaw to escalate their privileges on the system.

tags | advisory, kernel, local
systems | linux, redhat
advisories | CVE-2017-1000253
MD5 | b880ab955e50aa63de3db372b6ee4d8f
Red Hat Security Advisory 2017-2794-01
Posted Sep 27, 2017
Authored by Red Hat | Site access.redhat.com

Red Hat Security Advisory 2017-2794-01 - The kernel packages contain the Linux kernel, the core of any Linux operating system. Security Fix: A flaw was found in the way the Linux kernel loaded ELF executables. Provided that an application was built as Position Independent Executable, the loader could allow part of that application's data segment to map over the memory area reserved for its stack, potentially resulting in memory corruption. An unprivileged local user with access to SUID PIE binary could use this flaw to escalate their privileges on the system.

tags | advisory, kernel, local
systems | linux, redhat
advisories | CVE-2017-1000253
MD5 | 3b9ee8d3b33223c5cde0633d2e1afd9e
Red Hat Security Advisory 2017-2797-01
Posted Sep 27, 2017
Authored by Red Hat | Site access.redhat.com

Red Hat Security Advisory 2017-2797-01 - The kernel packages contain the Linux kernel, the core of any Linux operating system. Security Fix: A flaw was found in the way the Linux kernel loaded ELF executables. Provided that an application was built as Position Independent Executable, the loader could allow part of that application's data segment to map over the memory area reserved for its stack, potentially resulting in memory corruption. An unprivileged local user with access to SUID PIE binary could use this flaw to escalate their privileges on the system.

tags | advisory, kernel, local
systems | linux, redhat
advisories | CVE-2017-1000253
MD5 | ff2bd3b0247dd9a8ddbda0178c22279f
Red Hat Security Advisory 2017-2798-01
Posted Sep 27, 2017
Authored by Red Hat | Site access.redhat.com

Red Hat Security Advisory 2017-2798-01 - The kernel packages contain the Linux kernel, the core of any Linux operating system. Security Fix: A flaw was found in the way the Linux kernel loaded ELF executables. Provided that an application was built as Position Independent Executable, the loader could allow part of that application's data segment to map over the memory area reserved for its stack, potentially resulting in memory corruption. An unprivileged local user with access to SUID PIE binary could use this flaw to escalate their privileges on the system.

tags | advisory, kernel, local
systems | linux, redhat
advisories | CVE-2017-1000253
MD5 | 83bd6ed563e5a67566dceb5b2b3dce0d
Red Hat Security Advisory 2017-2800-01
Posted Sep 26, 2017
Authored by Red Hat | Site access.redhat.com

Red Hat Security Advisory 2017-2800-01 - The kernel packages contain the Linux kernel, the core of any Linux operating system. Security Fix: A flaw was found in the way the Linux kernel loaded ELF executables. Provided that an application was built as Position Independent Executable, the loader could allow part of that application's data segment to map over the memory area reserved for its stack, potentially resulting in memory corruption. An unprivileged local user with access to SUID PIE binary could use this flaw to escalate their privileges on the system.

tags | advisory, kernel, local
systems | linux, redhat
advisories | CVE-2017-1000253
MD5 | f624242496e3e9e5bd4a524d360f827d
Red Hat Security Advisory 2017-2799-01
Posted Sep 26, 2017
Authored by Red Hat | Site access.redhat.com

Red Hat Security Advisory 2017-2799-01 - The kernel packages contain the Linux kernel, the core of any Linux operating system. Security Fix: A flaw was found in the way the Linux kernel loaded ELF executables. Provided that an application was built as Position Independent Executable, the loader could allow part of that application's data segment to map over the memory area reserved for its stack, potentially resulting in memory corruption. An unprivileged local user with access to SUID PIE binary could use this flaw to escalate their privileges on the system.

tags | advisory, kernel, local
systems | linux, redhat
advisories | CVE-2017-1000253
MD5 | d9a8cbf51e80abb6a2ee952cb1ae1ca9
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