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CVE-2017-14954

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Overview

The waitid implementation in kernel/exit.c in the Linux kernel through 4.13.4 accesses rusage data structures in unintended cases, which allows local users to obtain sensitive information, and bypass the KASLR protection mechanism, via a crafted system call.

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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3487-1
Posted Nov 22, 2017
Authored by Ubuntu | Site security.ubuntu.com

Ubuntu Security Notice 3487-1 - It was discovered that the KVM subsystem in the Linux kernel did not properly keep track of nested levels in guest page tables. A local attacker in a guest VM could use this to cause a denial of service or possibly execute arbitrary code in the host OS. It was discovered that on the PowerPC architecture, the kernel did not properly sanitize the signal stack when handling sigreturn. 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-2017-1000255, CVE-2017-12153, CVE-2017-12154, CVE-2017-12188, CVE-2017-12190, CVE-2017-12192, CVE-2017-14156, CVE-2017-14489, CVE-2017-14954, CVE-2017-15265, CVE-2017-15537, CVE-2017-15649, CVE-2017-16525, CVE-2017-16526, CVE-2017-16527, CVE-2017-16529, CVE-2017-16530, CVE-2017-16531, CVE-2017-16533, CVE-2017-16534
MD5 | 7ad11b332e12a1efd657b9f496e49a87
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