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CVE-2017-14140

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Overview

The move_pages system call in mm/migrate.c in the Linux kernel before 4.12.9 doesn't check the effective uid of the target process, enabling a local attacker to learn the memory layout of a setuid executable despite ASLR.

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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3583-2
Posted Feb 23, 2018
Authored by Ubuntu | Site security.ubuntu.com

Ubuntu Security Notice 3583-2 - USN-3583-1 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 ESM. It was discovered that an out-of-bounds write vulnerability existed in the Flash-Friendly File System in the Linux kernel. An attacker could construct a malicious file system that, when mounted, could cause a denial of service or possibly execute arbitrary code. Various other issues were also addressed.

tags | advisory, denial of service, arbitrary, kernel, vulnerability
systems | linux, ubuntu
advisories | CVE-2017-0750, CVE-2017-0861, CVE-2017-1000407, CVE-2017-12153, CVE-2017-12190, CVE-2017-12192, CVE-2017-14051, CVE-2017-14140, CVE-2017-14156, CVE-2017-14489, CVE-2017-15102, CVE-2017-15115, CVE-2017-15274, CVE-2017-15868, CVE-2017-16525, CVE-2017-17450, CVE-2017-17806, CVE-2017-18017, CVE-2017-5669, CVE-2017-7542, CVE-2017-7889, CVE-2017-8824, CVE-2018-5333, CVE-2018-5344
MD5 | 31d9ad4299f2ef96b20bed7917d8b10e
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3583-1
Posted Feb 23, 2018
Authored by Ubuntu | Site security.ubuntu.com

Ubuntu Security Notice 3583-1 - It was discovered that an out-of-bounds write vulnerability existed in the Flash-Friendly File System in the Linux kernel. An attacker could construct a malicious file system that, when mounted, could cause a denial of service or possibly execute arbitrary code. It was discovered that a race condition leading to a use-after-free vulnerability existed in the ALSA PCM subsystem of the Linux kernel. 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-2017-0750, CVE-2017-0861, CVE-2017-1000407, CVE-2017-12153, CVE-2017-12190, CVE-2017-12192, CVE-2017-14051, CVE-2017-14140, CVE-2017-14156, CVE-2017-14489, CVE-2017-15102, CVE-2017-15115, CVE-2017-15274, CVE-2017-15868, CVE-2017-16525, CVE-2017-17450, CVE-2017-17806, CVE-2017-18017, CVE-2017-5669, CVE-2017-5754, CVE-2017-7542, CVE-2017-7889, CVE-2017-8824, CVE-2018-5333, CVE-2018-5344
MD5 | 72f5ce45fa98483fb5383129af775873
Kernel Live Patch Security Notice LSN-0032-2
Posted Nov 29, 2017
Authored by Benjamin M. Romer

Anthony Perard discovered that the Xen virtual block driver did not properly initialize some data structures before passing them to user space. A local attacker in a guest VM could use this to expose sensitive information from the host OS or other guest VMs. Bo Zhang discovered that the netlink wireless configuration interface in the Linux kernel did not properly validate attributes when handling certain requests. A local attacker with the CAP_NET_ADMIN could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash). It was discovered that the nested KVM implementation in the Linux kernel in some situations did not properly prevent second level guests from reading and writing the hardware CR8 register. A local attacker in a guest could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash). Otto Ebeling discovered that the memory manager in the Linux kernel did not properly check the effective UID in some situations. A local attacker could use this to expose sensitive information.

tags | advisory, denial of service, kernel, local
systems | linux
advisories | CVE-2017-10911, CVE-2017-12153, CVE-2017-12154, CVE-2017-14140
MD5 | 7da09c1aeaae77a18335cfc81f24b94c
Kernel Live Patch Security Notice LSN-0032-1
Posted Nov 22, 2017
Authored by Benjamin M. Romer

Anthony Perard discovered that the Xen virtual block driver did not properly initialize some data structures before passing them to user space. A local attacker in a guest VM could use this to expose sensitive information from the host OS or other guest VMs. Bo Zhang discovered that the netlink wireless configuration interface in the Linux kernel did not properly validate attributes when handling certain requests. A local attacker with the CAP_NET_ADMIN could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash). It was discovered that the nested KVM implementation in the Linux kernel in some situations did not properly prevent second level guests from reading and writing the hardware CR8 register. A local attacker in a guest could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash). Otto Ebeling discovered that the memory manager in the Linux kernel did not properly check the effective UID in some situations. A local attacker could use this to expose sensitive information.

tags | advisory, denial of service, kernel, local
systems | linux
advisories | CVE-2017-10911, CVE-2017-12153, CVE-2017-12154, CVE-2017-14140
MD5 | 1b9f090ee2c532a7a8474bdc057dd51d
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3444-2
Posted Oct 11, 2017
Authored by Ubuntu | Site security.ubuntu.com

Ubuntu Security Notice 3444-2 - USN-3444-1 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. Jan H. Schonherr discovered that the Xen subsystem did not properly handle block IO merges correctly in some situations. An attacker in a guest vm could use this to cause a denial of service or possibly gain administrative privileges in the host. Various other issues were also addressed.

tags | advisory, denial of service, kernel, vulnerability
systems | linux, ubuntu
advisories | CVE-2017-12134, CVE-2017-14106, CVE-2017-14140
MD5 | 35877454252148901b89f4dd6950a1f2
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3444-1
Posted Oct 11, 2017
Authored by Ubuntu | Site security.ubuntu.com

Ubuntu Security Notice 3444-1 - Jan H. Schonherr discovered that the Xen subsystem did not properly handle block IO merges correctly in some situations. An attacker in a guest vm could use this to cause a denial of service or possibly gain administrative privileges in the host. Andrey Konovalov discovered that a divide-by-zero error existed in the TCP stack implementation in the Linux kernel. 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, tcp
systems | linux, ubuntu
advisories | CVE-2017-12134, CVE-2017-14106, CVE-2017-14140
MD5 | 69e05e53e6c024f8c444c2dfccbfb315
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