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CVE-2011-0726

Published: 11 March 2011

The do_task_stat function in fs/proc/array.c in the Linux kernel before 2.6.39-rc1 does not perform an expected uid check, which makes it easier for local users to defeat the ASLR protection mechanism by reading the start_code and end_code fields in the /proc/#####/stat file for a process executing a PIE binary.

From the Ubuntu security team

Kees Cook reported that /proc/pid/stat did not correctly filter certain memory locations. A local attacker could determine the memory layout of processes in an attempt to increase the chances of a successful memory corruption exploit.

Priority

Low

Status

Package Release Status
linux
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
dapper Does not exist

hardy
Released (2.6.24-29.91)
karmic Ignored

lucid
Released (2.6.32-32.62)
maverick
Released (2.6.35-29.51)
natty
Released (2.6.38-8.40)
upstream
Released (2.6.39~rc1)
linux-ec2
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
dapper Does not exist

hardy Does not exist

karmic Ignored
(reached end-of-life)
lucid
Released (2.6.32-316.30)
maverick Ignored
(binary supplied by "linux" now)
natty Does not exist

upstream
Released (2.6.39~rc1)
linux-fsl-imx51
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
dapper Does not exist

hardy Does not exist

karmic Ignored
(reached end-of-life)
lucid
Released (2.6.31-610.27)
maverick Does not exist

natty Does not exist

upstream
Released (2.6.39~rc1)
linux-lts-backport-maverick
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
dapper Does not exist

hardy Does not exist

karmic Does not exist

lucid
Released (2.6.35-30.54~lucid1)
maverick Does not exist

natty Does not exist

upstream
Released (2.6.39~rc1)
linux-lts-backport-natty
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
hardy Does not exist

lucid Not vulnerable
(2.6.38-8.40~lucid1)
maverick Does not exist

natty Does not exist

upstream
Released (2.6.39~rc1)
linux-mvl-dove
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
dapper Does not exist

hardy Does not exist

karmic Ignored
(abandonded branch)
lucid
Released (2.6.32-217.34)
maverick
Released (2.6.32-417.34)
natty Does not exist

upstream
Released (2.6.39~rc1)
linux-source-2.6.15
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
dapper Ignored

hardy Does not exist

karmic Does not exist

lucid Does not exist

maverick Does not exist

natty Does not exist

upstream
Released (2.6.39~rc1)
linux-ti-omap4
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
dapper Does not exist

hardy Does not exist

karmic Does not exist

lucid Does not exist

maverick
Released (2.6.35-903.23)
natty
Released (2.6.38-1208.11)
upstream
Released (2.6.39~rc1)