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CVE-2017-18079

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Overview

drivers/input/serio/i8042.c in the Linux kernel before 4.12.4 allows attackers to cause a denial of service (NULL pointer dereference and system crash) or possibly have unspecified other impact because the port->exists value can change after it is validated.

Related Files

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3655-2
Posted May 23, 2018
Authored by Ubuntu | Site security.ubuntu.com

Ubuntu Security Notice 3655-2 - USN-3655-1 fixed vulnerabilities and added mitigations 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. Jann Horn and Ken Johnson discovered that microprocessors utilizing speculative execution of a memory read may allow unauthorized memory reads via a sidechannel attack. This flaw is known as Spectre Variant 4. A local attacker could use this to expose sensitive information, including kernel memory. Various other issues were also addressed.

tags | advisory, kernel, local, vulnerability
systems | linux, ubuntu
advisories | CVE-2017-12134, CVE-2017-13220, CVE-2017-13305, CVE-2017-17449, CVE-2017-18079, CVE-2017-18203, CVE-2017-18204, CVE-2017-18208, CVE-2017-18221, CVE-2018-3639, CVE-2018-8822
MD5 | 2b2541f15f41c2092f625c5522937bef
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3655-1
Posted May 23, 2018
Authored by Ubuntu | Site security.ubuntu.com

Ubuntu Security Notice 3655-1 - Jann Horn and Ken Johnson discovered that microprocessors utilizing speculative execution of a memory read may allow unauthorized memory reads via a sidechannel attack. This flaw is known as Spectre Variant 4. A local attacker could use this to expose sensitive information, including kernel memory. 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, local
systems | linux, ubuntu
advisories | CVE-2017-12134, CVE-2017-13220, CVE-2017-13305, CVE-2017-17449, CVE-2017-18079, CVE-2017-18203, CVE-2017-18204, CVE-2017-18208, CVE-2017-18221, CVE-2018-3639, CVE-2018-8822
MD5 | 4e964cd9e83c2ee37d786d7f1d3125cb
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