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CVE-2013-0160

Published: 17 February 2013

The Linux kernel through 3.7.9 allows local users to obtain sensitive information about keystroke timing by using the inotify API on the /dev/ptmx device.

From the Ubuntu Security Team

An information leak was discovered in the Linux kernel when inotify is used to monitor the /dev/ptmx device. A local user could exploit this flaw to discover keystroke timing and potentially discover sensitive information like password length.

Notes

AuthorNote
apw
the spender sidechannel patch above may not be generally applicable
but I include it for completeness.
henrix
commit b0de59b5733d18b0d1974a060860a8b5c1b36a2e is not sufficient to
fix the CVE because an application doesn't have to read atime/mtime
(as is the case for the PoC).  The 2 additional commits fix a
regression and mark the shared ptmx node as un-notifiable (which will
cause additional problems to backport them to Lucid, as it doesn't have
this feature)
Priority

Low

Status

Package Release Status
linux
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
hardy Ignored
(reached end-of-life)
lucid
Released (2.6.32-57.119)
oneiric Ignored
(reached end-of-life)
precise
Released (3.2.0-48.74)
quantal
Released (3.5.0-34.55)
raring Ignored
(was pending [3.8.0-25.37] now end-of-life)
saucy Not vulnerable
(3.9.0-1.5)
trusty Not vulnerable
(3.11.0-12.19)
upstream
Released (3.10~rc1)
utopic Not vulnerable
(3.13.0-24.46)
vivid Not vulnerable
(3.16.0-23.31)
wily Not vulnerable
(3.19.0-15.15)
xenial Not vulnerable
(4.2.0-16.19)
yakkety Not vulnerable
(4.4.0-21.37)
zesty Not vulnerable
(4.8.0-22.24)
Patches:
Introduced by

1da177e4c3f41524e886b7f1b8a0c1fc7321cac2

Fixed by b0de59b5733d18b0d1974a060860a8b5c1b36a2e
Introduced by

1da177e4c3f41524e886b7f1b8a0c1fc7321cac2

Fixed by 37b7f3c76595e23257f61bd80b223de8658617ee
Introduced by

1da177e4c3f41524e886b7f1b8a0c1fc7321cac2

Fixed by b0b885657b6c8ef63a46bc9299b2a7715d19acde
linux-armadaxp
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
hardy Does not exist

lucid Does not exist

oneiric Does not exist

precise Does not exist
(precise was released [3.2.0-1621.32])
quantal
Released (3.5.0-1616.24)
raring Does not exist

saucy Does not exist

trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (3.10~rc1)
utopic Does not exist

vivid Does not exist

wily Does not exist

xenial Does not exist

yakkety Does not exist

zesty Does not exist

This package is not directly supported by the Ubuntu Security Team
linux-aws
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
precise Does not exist

trusty Not vulnerable
(4.4.0-1002.2)
upstream
Released (3.10~rc1)
xenial Not vulnerable
(4.4.0-1001.10)
yakkety Does not exist

zesty Does not exist

linux-ec2
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
hardy Does not exist

lucid
Released (2.6.32-362.75)
oneiric Does not exist

precise Does not exist

quantal Does not exist

raring Does not exist

saucy Does not exist

trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (3.10~rc1)
utopic Does not exist

vivid Does not exist

wily Does not exist

xenial Does not exist

yakkety Does not exist

zesty Does not exist

linux-flo
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
lucid Does not exist

precise Does not exist

quantal Does not exist

saucy Does not exist

trusty Does not exist
(trusty was ignored [was needed now end-of-life])
upstream
Released (3.10~rc1)
utopic Ignored
(reached end-of-life)
vivid Ignored
(reached end-of-life)
wily Ignored
(reached end-of-life)
xenial Ignored
(abandoned)
yakkety Ignored
(abandoned)
zesty Does not exist

linux-fsl-imx51
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
hardy Does not exist

lucid Ignored
(reached end-of-life, does not affect buildd)
oneiric Does not exist

precise Does not exist

quantal Does not exist

raring Does not exist

saucy Does not exist

trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (3.10~rc1)
utopic Does not exist

vivid Does not exist

wily Does not exist

xenial Does not exist

yakkety Does not exist

zesty Does not exist

linux-gke
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
precise Does not exist

trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (3.10~rc1)
xenial Not vulnerable
(4.4.0-1003.3)
yakkety Does not exist

zesty Does not exist

linux-goldfish
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
lucid Does not exist

precise Does not exist

quantal Does not exist

saucy Ignored

trusty Does not exist
(trusty was ignored [was needed now end-of-life])
upstream
Released (3.10~rc1)
utopic Not vulnerable
(3.4.0-4.20)
vivid Not vulnerable
(3.4.0-4.23)
wily Not vulnerable
(3.4.0-4.24)
xenial Not vulnerable
(3.4.0-4.27)
yakkety Not vulnerable
(3.4.0-4.27)
zesty Not vulnerable
(3.4.0-4.27)
linux-grouper
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
lucid Does not exist

precise Does not exist

quantal Does not exist

saucy Ignored

trusty Does not exist
(trusty was ignored [abandoned])
upstream
Released (3.10~rc1)
utopic Ignored
(reached end-of-life)
vivid Does not exist

wily Does not exist

xenial Does not exist

yakkety Does not exist

zesty Does not exist

linux-hwe
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
precise Does not exist

trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (3.10~rc1)
xenial Not vulnerable
(4.8.0-36.36~16.04.1)
yakkety Does not exist

zesty Does not exist

linux-hwe-edge
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
precise Does not exist

trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (3.10~rc1)
xenial Not vulnerable
(4.8.0-36.36~16.04.1)
yakkety Does not exist

zesty Does not exist

linux-linaro-omap
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
hardy Does not exist

lucid Does not exist

oneiric Ignored
(abandoned)
precise Does not exist
(precise was ignored [abandoned])
quantal Ignored
(abandoned)
raring Does not exist

saucy Does not exist

trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (3.10~rc1)
utopic Does not exist

vivid Does not exist

wily Does not exist

xenial Does not exist

yakkety Does not exist

zesty Does not exist

linux-linaro-shared
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
hardy Does not exist

lucid Does not exist

oneiric Ignored
(abandoned)
precise Does not exist
(precise was ignored [abandoned])
quantal Ignored
(abandoned)
raring Does not exist

saucy Does not exist

trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (3.10~rc1)
utopic Does not exist

vivid Does not exist

wily Does not exist

xenial Does not exist

yakkety Does not exist

zesty Does not exist

linux-linaro-vexpress
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
hardy Does not exist

lucid Does not exist

oneiric Ignored
(abandoned)
precise Does not exist
(precise was ignored [abandoned])
quantal Ignored
(abandoned)
raring Does not exist

saucy Does not exist

trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (3.10~rc1)
utopic Does not exist

vivid Does not exist

wily Does not exist

xenial Does not exist

yakkety Does not exist

zesty Does not exist

linux-lts-backport-maverick
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
hardy Does not exist

lucid Ignored
(reached end-of-life)
oneiric Does not exist

precise Does not exist

quantal Does not exist

raring Does not exist

saucy Does not exist

trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (3.10~rc1)
utopic Does not exist

vivid Does not exist

wily Does not exist

xenial Does not exist

yakkety Does not exist

zesty Does not exist

linux-lts-backport-oneiric
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
hardy Does not exist

lucid Ignored
(reached end-of-life)
oneiric Does not exist

precise Does not exist

quantal Does not exist

raring Does not exist

saucy Does not exist

trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (3.10~rc1)
utopic Does not exist

vivid Does not exist

wily Does not exist

xenial Does not exist

yakkety Does not exist

zesty Does not exist

linux-lts-quantal
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
hardy Does not exist

lucid Does not exist

oneiric Does not exist

precise Does not exist
(precise was released [3.5.0-34.55~precise1])
quantal Does not exist

raring Does not exist

saucy Does not exist

trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (3.10~rc1)
utopic Does not exist

vivid Does not exist

wily Does not exist

xenial Does not exist

yakkety Does not exist

zesty Does not exist

linux-lts-raring
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
hardy Does not exist

lucid Does not exist

oneiric Does not exist

precise Does not exist
(precise was released [3.8.0-25.37~precise1])
quantal Does not exist

raring Does not exist

saucy Does not exist

trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (3.10~rc1)
utopic Does not exist

vivid Does not exist

wily Does not exist

xenial Does not exist

yakkety Does not exist

zesty Does not exist

linux-lts-saucy
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
lucid Does not exist

precise Does not exist
(precise was not-affected [3.11.0-13.20~precise2])
quantal Does not exist

raring Does not exist

saucy Does not exist

trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (3.10~rc1)
utopic Does not exist

vivid Does not exist

wily Does not exist

xenial Does not exist

yakkety Does not exist

zesty Does not exist

linux-lts-trusty
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
lucid Does not exist

precise Not vulnerable
(3.13.0-24.46~precise1)
saucy Does not exist

trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (3.10~rc1)
utopic Does not exist

vivid Does not exist

wily Does not exist

xenial Does not exist

yakkety Does not exist

zesty Does not exist

linux-lts-utopic
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
lucid Does not exist

precise Does not exist

trusty Does not exist
(trusty was not-affected [3.16.0-25.33~14.04.2])
upstream
Released (3.10~rc1)
utopic Does not exist

vivid Does not exist

wily Does not exist

xenial Does not exist

yakkety Does not exist

zesty Does not exist

linux-lts-vivid
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
lucid Does not exist

precise Does not exist

trusty Does not exist
(trusty was not-affected [3.19.0-18.18~14.04.1])
upstream
Released (3.10~rc1)
utopic Does not exist

vivid Does not exist

wily Does not exist

xenial Does not exist

yakkety Does not exist

zesty Does not exist

linux-lts-wily
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
precise Does not exist

trusty Does not exist
(trusty was not-affected [4.2.0-18.22~14.04.1])
upstream
Released (3.10~rc1)
vivid Does not exist

wily Does not exist

xenial Does not exist

yakkety Does not exist

zesty Does not exist

linux-lts-xenial
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
precise Does not exist

trusty Not vulnerable
(4.4.0-13.29~14.04.1)
upstream
Released (3.10~rc1)
vivid Does not exist

wily Does not exist

xenial Does not exist

yakkety Does not exist

zesty Does not exist

linux-maguro
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
lucid Does not exist

precise Does not exist

quantal Does not exist

saucy Ignored

trusty Does not exist
(trusty was ignored [abandoned])
upstream
Released (3.10~rc1)
utopic Does not exist

vivid Does not exist

wily Does not exist

xenial Does not exist

yakkety Does not exist

zesty Does not exist

linux-mako
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
lucid Does not exist

precise Does not exist

quantal Does not exist

saucy Ignored

trusty Does not exist
(trusty was ignored [was needed now end-of-life])
upstream
Released (3.10~rc1)
utopic Ignored
(reached end-of-life)
vivid Ignored
(reached end-of-life)
wily Ignored
(reached end-of-life)
xenial Ignored
(abandoned)
yakkety Ignored
(abandoned)
zesty Does not exist

linux-manta
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
lucid Does not exist

precise Does not exist

quantal Does not exist

saucy Ignored

trusty Does not exist
(trusty was ignored [was needed now end-of-life])
upstream
Released (3.10~rc1)
utopic Ignored
(reached end-of-life)
vivid Ignored
(reached end-of-life)
wily Ignored
(reached end-of-life)
xenial Does not exist

yakkety Does not exist

zesty Does not exist

linux-mvl-dove
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
hardy Does not exist

lucid Ignored
(reached end-of-life)
oneiric Does not exist

precise Does not exist

quantal Does not exist

raring Does not exist

saucy Does not exist

trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (3.10~rc1)
utopic Does not exist

vivid Does not exist

wily Does not exist

xenial Does not exist

yakkety Does not exist

zesty Does not exist

linux-qcm-msm
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
hardy Does not exist

lucid Ignored
(abandoned)
oneiric Ignored
(abandoned)
precise Does not exist
(precise was ignored [abandoned])
quantal Ignored
(abandoned)
raring Does not exist

saucy Does not exist

trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (3.10~rc1)
utopic Does not exist

vivid Does not exist

wily Does not exist

xenial Does not exist

yakkety Does not exist

zesty Does not exist

linux-raspi2
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
precise Does not exist

trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (3.10~rc1)
vivid Does not exist

wily Not vulnerable
(4.2.0-1008.12)
xenial Not vulnerable
(4.2.0-1013.19)
yakkety Not vulnerable
(4.4.0-1009.10)
zesty Not vulnerable
(4.8.0-1013.15)
linux-snapdragon
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
precise Does not exist

trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (3.10~rc1)
wily Does not exist

xenial Not vulnerable
(4.4.0-1012.12)
yakkety Not vulnerable
(4.4.0-1012.12)
zesty Not vulnerable
(4.4.0-1029.32)
linux-ti-omap4
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
hardy Does not exist

lucid Does not exist

oneiric Ignored
(reached end-of-life)
precise Does not exist
(precise was released [3.2.0-1433.44])
quantal
Released (3.5.0-226.39)
raring
Released (3.5.0-226.39)
saucy Not vulnerable
(3.5.0-226.39)
trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (3.10~rc1)
utopic Does not exist

vivid Does not exist

wily Does not exist

xenial Does not exist

yakkety Does not exist

zesty Does not exist