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CVE-2017-18221

Status Candidate

Overview

The __munlock_pagevec function in mm/mlock.c in the Linux kernel before 4.11.4 allows local users to cause a denial of service (NR_MLOCK accounting corruption) via crafted use of mlockall and munlockall system calls.

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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
SHA-256 | d20de8a8b1a91c1868f659ceb93e500b05dcd66acdac31b9a1b5e284acd625b6
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
SHA-256 | b4540785a10c68708436fa71415c979852b1d924f18c7bfa316d742b5563b642
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