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CVE-2017-18255

Status Candidate

Overview

The perf_cpu_time_max_percent_handler function in kernel/events/core.c in the Linux kernel before 4.11 allows local users to cause a denial of service (integer overflow) or possibly have unspecified other impact via a large value, as demonstrated by an incorrect sample-rate calculation.

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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3754-1
Posted Aug 27, 2018
Authored by Ubuntu | Site security.ubuntu.com

Ubuntu Security Notice 3754-1 - Ralf Spenneberg discovered that the ext4 implementation in the Linux kernel did not properly validate meta block groups. An attacker with physical access could use this to specially craft an ext4 image that causes a denial of service. It was discovered that an information disclosure vulnerability existed in the ACPI implementation of the Linux kernel. A local attacker could use this to expose sensitive information. Various other issues were also addressed.

tags | advisory, denial of service, kernel, local, info disclosure
systems | linux, ubuntu
advisories | CVE-2016-10208, CVE-2017-11472, CVE-2017-11473, CVE-2017-14991, CVE-2017-15649, CVE-2017-16526, CVE-2017-16527, CVE-2017-16529, CVE-2017-16531, CVE-2017-16532, CVE-2017-16533, CVE-2017-16535, CVE-2017-16536, CVE-2017-16537, CVE-2017-16538, CVE-2017-16643, CVE-2017-16644, CVE-2017-16645, CVE-2017-16650, CVE-2017-16911, CVE-2017-16912, CVE-2017-16913, CVE-2017-16914, CVE-2017-17558, CVE-2017-18255, CVE-2017-18270
SHA-256 | 2e3daae88eb6c229159a61e708a2ae19ecdc551119063721b0673a3449c498f9
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3696-2
Posted Jul 3, 2018
Authored by Ubuntu | Site security.ubuntu.com

Ubuntu Security Notice 3696-2 - USN-3696-1 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. It was discovered that an integer overflow existed in the perf subsystem of 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, overflow, kernel, local, vulnerability
systems | linux, ubuntu
advisories | CVE-2017-13695, CVE-2017-18255, CVE-2017-18257, CVE-2018-1000204, CVE-2018-10021, CVE-2018-10087, CVE-2018-10124, CVE-2018-3665, CVE-2018-5814, CVE-2018-7755
SHA-256 | c590b91b523cf11805ff800ce0110af67ef149ddc9b9fa08c47b5de15cde5da4
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3696-1
Posted Jul 2, 2018
Authored by Ubuntu | Site security.ubuntu.com

Ubuntu Security Notice 3696-1 - It was discovered that an integer overflow existed in the perf subsystem of the Linux kernel. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service. Wei Fang discovered an integer overflow in the F2FS filesystem implementation in the Linux kernel. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service. It was discovered that an information leak existed in the generic SCSI driver in the Linux kernel. A local attacker could use this to expose sensitive information. Various other issues were also addressed.

tags | advisory, denial of service, overflow, kernel, local
systems | linux, ubuntu
advisories | CVE-2017-13695, CVE-2017-18255, CVE-2017-18257, CVE-2018-1000204, CVE-2018-10021, CVE-2018-10087, CVE-2018-10124, CVE-2018-3665, CVE-2018-5814, CVE-2018-7755
SHA-256 | 8512d94bba9cbe7f7683bbee28a609dffc96c7e19622258f64608dca591ae0ec
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