CVE-2011-2494

Published: 03 October 2011

kernel/taskstats.c in the Linux kernel before 3.1 allows local users to obtain sensitive I/O statistics by sending taskstats commands to a netlink socket, as demonstrated by discovering the length of another user's password.

From the Ubuntu security team

Vasiliy Kulikov discovered that taskstats did not enforce access restrictions. A local attacker could exploit this to read certain information, leading to a loss of privacy.

Priority

Medium

Status

Package Release Status
linux
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (3.1~rc7)
Ubuntu 16.04 ESM (Xenial Xerus) Not vulnerable
(4.2.0-16.19)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Not vulnerable
(3.11.0-12.19)
Patches:
Introduced by 1da177e4c3f41524e886b7f1b8a0c1fc7321cac2
Fixed by 1a51410abe7d0ee4b1d112780f46df87d3621043
linux-aws
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (3.1~rc7)
Ubuntu 16.04 ESM (Xenial Xerus) Not vulnerable
(4.4.0-1001.10)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Not vulnerable
(4.4.0-1002.2)
linux-ec2
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (3.1~rc7)
Ubuntu 16.04 ESM (Xenial Xerus) Does not exist

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

linux-flo
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (3.1~rc7)
Ubuntu 16.04 ESM (Xenial Xerus) Not vulnerable
(3.4.0-5.22)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist
(trusty was not-affected [3.4.0-1.3])
linux-fsl-imx51
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (3.1~rc7)
Ubuntu 16.04 ESM (Xenial Xerus) Does not exist

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

linux-gke
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (3.1~rc7)
Ubuntu 16.04 ESM (Xenial Xerus) Not vulnerable
(4.4.0-1003.3)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

linux-goldfish
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (3.1~rc7)
Ubuntu 16.04 ESM (Xenial Xerus) Not vulnerable
(3.4.0-4.27)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist
(trusty was not-affected [3.4.0-1.9])
linux-grouper
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (3.1~rc7)
Ubuntu 16.04 ESM (Xenial Xerus) Does not exist

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist
(trusty was not-affected [3.1.10-8.28])
linux-hwe
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (3.1~rc7)
Ubuntu 16.04 ESM (Xenial Xerus) Not vulnerable
(4.8.0-36.36~16.04.1)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

linux-hwe-edge
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (3.1~rc7)
Ubuntu 16.04 ESM (Xenial Xerus) Not vulnerable
(4.8.0-36.36~16.04.1)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

linux-lts-backport-maverick
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (3.1~rc7)
Ubuntu 16.04 ESM (Xenial Xerus) Does not exist

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

linux-lts-backport-natty
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (3.1~rc7)
Ubuntu 16.04 ESM (Xenial Xerus) Does not exist

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

linux-lts-backport-oneiric
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (3.1~rc7)
Ubuntu 16.04 ESM (Xenial Xerus) Does not exist

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

linux-lts-trusty
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (3.1~rc7)
Ubuntu 16.04 ESM (Xenial Xerus) Does not exist

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

linux-lts-utopic
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (3.1~rc7)
Ubuntu 16.04 ESM (Xenial Xerus) Does not exist

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist
(trusty was not-affected [3.16.0-25.33~14.04.2])
linux-lts-vivid
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (3.1~rc7)
Ubuntu 16.04 ESM (Xenial Xerus) Does not exist

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist
(trusty was not-affected [3.19.0-18.18~14.04.1])
linux-lts-wily
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (3.1~rc7)
Ubuntu 16.04 ESM (Xenial Xerus) Does not exist

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist
(trusty was not-affected [4.2.0-18.22~14.04.1])
linux-lts-xenial
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (3.1~rc7)
Ubuntu 16.04 ESM (Xenial Xerus) Does not exist

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Not vulnerable
(4.4.0-13.29~14.04.1)
linux-maguro
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (3.1~rc7)
Ubuntu 16.04 ESM (Xenial Xerus) Does not exist

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist
(trusty was ignored [abandoned])
linux-mako
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (3.1~rc7)
Ubuntu 16.04 ESM (Xenial Xerus) Not vulnerable
(3.4.0-7.40)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist
(trusty was not-affected [3.4.0-3.21])
linux-manta
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (3.1~rc7)
Ubuntu 16.04 ESM (Xenial Xerus) Does not exist

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist
(trusty was not-affected [3.4.0-4.19])
linux-mvl-dove
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (3.1~rc7)
Ubuntu 16.04 ESM (Xenial Xerus) Does not exist

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

linux-raspi2
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (3.1~rc7)
Ubuntu 16.04 ESM (Xenial Xerus) Not vulnerable
(4.2.0-1013.19)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

linux-snapdragon
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (3.1~rc7)
Ubuntu 16.04 ESM (Xenial Xerus) Not vulnerable
(4.4.0-1012.12)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

linux-ti-omap4
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (3.1~rc7)
Ubuntu 16.04 ESM (Xenial Xerus) Does not exist

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist