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CVE-2018-18397

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Overview

The userfaultfd implementation in the Linux kernel before 4.19.7 mishandles access control for certain UFFDIO_ ioctl calls, as demonstrated by allowing local users to write data into holes in a tmpfs file (if the user has read-only access to that file, and that file contains holes), related to fs/userfaultfd.c and mm/userfaultfd.c.

Related Files

Red Hat Security Advisory 2019-0831-01
Posted Apr 23, 2019
Authored by Red Hat | Site access.redhat.com

Red Hat Security Advisory 2019-0831-01 - The kernel-alt packages provide the Linux kernel version 4.x. Issues addressed include bypass, denial of service, null pointer, and use-after-free vulnerabilities.

tags | advisory, denial of service, kernel, vulnerability
systems | linux, redhat
advisories | CVE-2018-13053, CVE-2018-13094, CVE-2018-14734, CVE-2018-17972, CVE-2018-18281, CVE-2018-18386, CVE-2018-18397, CVE-2019-9213
MD5 | d6ec640db8fd0bd0e1a726116e345a3f
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3903-2
Posted Mar 6, 2019
Authored by Ubuntu | Site security.ubuntu.com

Ubuntu Security Notice 3903-2 - USN-3903-1 fixed vulnerabilities in the Linux kernel for Ubuntu 18.10. This update provides the corresponding updates for the Linux Hardware Enablement kernel from Ubuntu 18.10 for Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. Jason Wang discovered that the vhost net driver in the Linux kernel contained an out of bounds write vulnerability. An attacker in a guest virtual machine could use this to cause a denial of service or possibly execute arbitrary code in the host kernel. Various other issues were also addressed.

tags | advisory, denial of service, arbitrary, kernel, vulnerability
systems | linux, ubuntu
advisories | CVE-2018-16880, CVE-2018-18397, CVE-2019-6133
MD5 | 5e5d9cbb5878ed83496a64b72a97df4f
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3903-1
Posted Mar 6, 2019
Authored by Ubuntu | Site security.ubuntu.com

Ubuntu Security Notice 3903-1 - Jason Wang discovered that the vhost net driver in the Linux kernel contained an out of bounds write vulnerability. An attacker in a guest virtual machine could use this to cause a denial of service or possibly execute arbitrary code in the host kernel. Jann Horn discovered that the userfaultd implementation in the Linux kernel did not properly restrict access to certain ioctls. A local attacker could use this possibly to modify files. Various other issues were also addressed.

tags | advisory, denial of service, arbitrary, kernel, local
systems | linux, ubuntu
advisories | CVE-2018-16880, CVE-2018-18397, CVE-2019-6133
MD5 | 1bae64cc96939b5670016270682ddee8
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3901-2
Posted Mar 6, 2019
Authored by Ubuntu | Site security.ubuntu.com

Ubuntu Security Notice 3901-2 - USN-3901-1 fixed vulnerabilities in the Linux kernel for Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. This update provides the corresponding updates for the Linux Hardware Enablement kernel from Ubuntu 18.04 LTS for Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. Jann Horn discovered that the userfaultd implementation in the Linux kernel did not properly restrict access to certain ioctls. A local attacker could use this possibly to modify files. Various other issues were also addressed.

tags | advisory, kernel, local, vulnerability
systems | linux, ubuntu
advisories | CVE-2018-18397, CVE-2018-19854, CVE-2019-6133
MD5 | b16c27e4df4131e0ce265e946b97e632
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3901-1
Posted Mar 6, 2019
Authored by Ubuntu | Site security.ubuntu.com

Ubuntu Security Notice 3901-1 - Jann Horn discovered that the userfaultd implementation in the Linux kernel did not properly restrict access to certain ioctls. A local attacker could use this possibly to modify files. It was discovered that the crypto subsystem of the Linux kernel leaked uninitialized memory to user space in some situations. A local attacker could use this to expose sensitive information. Various other issues were also addressed.

tags | advisory, kernel, local, crypto
systems | linux, ubuntu
advisories | CVE-2018-18397, CVE-2018-19854, CVE-2019-6133
MD5 | 6ab9958194be37f509bff70f83a95612
Red Hat Security Advisory 2019-0324-01
Posted Feb 12, 2019
Authored by Red Hat | Site access.redhat.com

Red Hat Security Advisory 2019-0324-01 - The kernel packages contain the Linux kernel, the core of any Linux operating system. Issues addressed include a bypass vulnerability.

tags | advisory, kernel, bypass
systems | linux, redhat
advisories | CVE-2018-18397
MD5 | 1a59c85baccb480e7ff45c4e92cbdc7f
Red Hat Security Advisory 2019-0163-01
Posted Jan 29, 2019
Authored by Red Hat | Site access.redhat.com

Red Hat Security Advisory 2019-0163-01 - The kernel packages contain the Linux kernel, the core of any Linux operating system. Issues addressed include bypass and use-after-free vulnerabilities.

tags | advisory, kernel, vulnerability
systems | linux, redhat
advisories | CVE-2018-18397, CVE-2018-18559
MD5 | 9a235254df1243e6a599bdccebddd2df
Red Hat Security Advisory 2019-0202-01
Posted Jan 29, 2019
Authored by Red Hat | Site access.redhat.com

Red Hat Security Advisory 2019-0202-01 - The kernel packages contain the Linux kernel, the core of any Linux operating system. Issues addressed include a bypass vulnerability.

tags | advisory, kernel, bypass
systems | linux, redhat
advisories | CVE-2018-18397
MD5 | 1ba0124bbfb16134d76b0bd15bd89e62
Linux userfaultfd tmpfs File Permission Bypass
Posted Dec 12, 2018
Authored by Jann Horn, Google Security Research

Linux userfaultfd bypasses tmpfs file permissions.

tags | exploit
systems | linux
advisories | CVE-2018-18397
MD5 | 61256d48b95082beb5d8e4ef759bcd4c
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