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CVE-2017-9605

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Overview

The vmw_gb_surface_define_ioctl function (accessible via DRM_IOCTL_VMW_GB_SURFACE_CREATE) in drivers/gpu/drm/vmwgfx/vmwgfx_surface.c in the Linux kernel through 4.11.4 defines a backup_handle variable but does not give it an initial value. If one attempts to create a GB surface, with a previously allocated DMA buffer to be used as a backup buffer, the backup_handle variable does not get written to and is then later returned to user space, allowing local users to obtain sensitive information from uninitialized kernel memory via a crafted ioctl call.

Related Files

Debian Security Advisory 3927-1
Posted Aug 7, 2017
Authored by Debian | Site debian.org

Debian Linux Security Advisory 3927-1 - Several vulnerabilities have been discovered in the Linux kernel that may lead to a privilege escalation, denial of service or information leaks.

tags | advisory, denial of service, kernel, vulnerability
systems | linux, debian
advisories | CVE-2017-1000365, CVE-2017-10810, CVE-2017-10911, CVE-2017-11176, CVE-2017-7346, CVE-2017-7482, CVE-2017-7533, CVE-2017-7541, CVE-2017-7542, CVE-2017-9605
MD5 | 5e3f1d4849e961f4980564d78956a77b
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3371-1
Posted Jul 28, 2017
Authored by Ubuntu | Site security.ubuntu.com

Ubuntu Security Notice 3371-1 - It was discovered that the Linux kernel did not properly initialize a Wake- on-Lan data structure. A local attacker could use this to expose sensitive information. Alexander Potapenko discovered a race condition in the Advanced Linux Sound Architecture subsystem in the Linux kernel. A local attacker could use this to expose sensitive information. Various other issues were also addressed.

tags | advisory, kernel, local
systems | linux, ubuntu
advisories | CVE-2014-9900, CVE-2017-1000380, CVE-2017-7346, CVE-2017-9605
MD5 | 5391562066bac61b8e2c8c8b2110eced
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3364-3
Posted Jul 26, 2017
Authored by Ubuntu | Site security.ubuntu.com

Ubuntu Security Notice 3364-3 - It was discovered that the Linux kernel did not properly initialize a Wake- on-Lan data structure. A local attacker could use this to expose sensitive information. It was discovered that the Linux kernel did not properly restrict access to /proc/iomem. A local attacker could use this to expose sensitive information. Alexander Potapenko discovered a race condition in the Advanced Linux Sound Architecture subsystem in the Linux kernel. A local attacker could use this to expose sensitive information. Various other issues were also addressed.

tags | advisory, kernel, local
systems | linux, ubuntu
advisories | CVE-2014-9900, CVE-2015-8944, CVE-2017-1000380, CVE-2017-7346, CVE-2017-9150, CVE-2017-9605
MD5 | 6d424501523a4eae735e5215177c70f3
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3364-2
Posted Jul 24, 2017
Authored by Ubuntu | Site security.ubuntu.com

Ubuntu Security Notice 3364-2 - USN-3364-1 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 the Linux kernel did not properly initialize a Wake- on-Lan data structure. A local attacker could use this to expose sensitive information. Various other issues were also addressed.

tags | advisory, kernel, local, vulnerability
systems | linux, ubuntu
advisories | CVE-2014-9900, CVE-2015-8944, CVE-2017-1000380, CVE-2017-7346, CVE-2017-9150, CVE-2017-9605
MD5 | 8cc7102ebe0dfa9c4cdc3ad1e61b6e7d
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3364-1
Posted Jul 24, 2017
Authored by Ubuntu | Site security.ubuntu.com

Ubuntu Security Notice 3364-1 - It was discovered that the Linux kernel did not properly initialize a Wake- on-Lan data structure. A local attacker could use this to expose sensitive information. It was discovered that the Linux kernel did not properly restrict access to /proc/iomem. A local attacker could use this to expose sensitive information. Alexander Potapenko discovered a race condition in the Advanced Linux Sound Architecture subsystem in the Linux kernel. A local attacker could use this to expose sensitive information. Various other issues were also addressed.

tags | advisory, kernel, local
systems | linux, ubuntu
advisories | CVE-2014-9900, CVE-2015-8944, CVE-2017-1000380, CVE-2017-7346, CVE-2017-9150, CVE-2017-9605
MD5 | 9b8186309d84493ebc44898641dc9bf4
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3360-1
Posted Jul 21, 2017
Authored by Ubuntu | Site security.ubuntu.com

Ubuntu Security Notice 3360-1 - It was discovered that the Linux kernel did not properly initialize a Wake- on-Lan data structure. A local attacker could use this to expose sensitive information. It was discovered that the Linux kernel did not properly restrict access to /proc/iomem. A local attacker could use this to expose sensitive information. It was discovered that a use-after-free vulnerability existed in the performance events and counters subsystem of the Linux kernel for ARM64. 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-2014-9900, CVE-2015-8944, CVE-2015-8955, CVE-2015-8962, CVE-2015-8963, CVE-2015-8964, CVE-2015-8966, CVE-2015-8967, CVE-2016-10088, CVE-2017-1000380, CVE-2017-7346, CVE-2017-7895, CVE-2017-8924, CVE-2017-8925, CVE-2017-9605
MD5 | 4b837ac472f4020e28f8436305442660
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3360-2
Posted Jul 21, 2017
Authored by Ubuntu | Site security.ubuntu.com

Ubuntu Security Notice 3360-2 - USN-3360-1 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 the Linux kernel did not properly initialize a Wake- on-Lan data structure. A local attacker could use this to expose sensitive information. Various other issues were also addressed.

tags | advisory, kernel, local, vulnerability
systems | linux, ubuntu
advisories | CVE-2014-9900, CVE-2015-8944, CVE-2015-8955, CVE-2015-8962, CVE-2015-8963, CVE-2015-8964, CVE-2015-8966, CVE-2015-8967, CVE-2016-10088, CVE-2017-1000380, CVE-2017-7346, CVE-2017-7895, CVE-2017-8924, CVE-2017-8925, CVE-2017-9074, CVE-2017-9605
MD5 | a52c36d22ff0b5f4c7d35c0b403f353c
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3359-1
Posted Jul 20, 2017
Authored by Ubuntu | Site security.ubuntu.com

Ubuntu Security Notice 3359-1 - It was discovered that the Linux kernel did not properly initialize a Wake- on-Lan data structure. A local attacker could use this to expose sensitive information. Dmitry Vyukov, Andrey Konovalov, Florian Westphal, and Eric Dumazet discovered that the netfiler subsystem in the Linux kernel mishandled IPv6 packet reassembly. A local user 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-2014-9900, CVE-2016-9755, CVE-2017-1000380, CVE-2017-5551, CVE-2017-5576, CVE-2017-7346, CVE-2017-7895, CVE-2017-8924, CVE-2017-8925, CVE-2017-9150, CVE-2017-9605
MD5 | ac5a8bf8e487737dba8522c164aac232
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3358-1
Posted Jul 20, 2017
Authored by Ubuntu | Site security.ubuntu.com

Ubuntu Security Notice 3358-1 - It was discovered that the Linux kernel did not properly initialize a Wake- on-Lan data structure. A local attacker could use this to expose sensitive information. Alexander Potapenko discovered a race condition in the Advanced Linux Sound Architecture subsystem in the Linux kernel. A local attacker could use this to expose sensitive information. Various other issues were also addressed.

tags | advisory, kernel, local
systems | linux, ubuntu
advisories | CVE-2014-9900, CVE-2017-1000380, CVE-2017-7346, CVE-2017-9605
MD5 | e382e603da4aed5892b8ad16c64fa4a4
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