CVE-2013-0268

Published: 17 February 2013

The msr_open function in arch/x86/kernel/msr.c in the Linux kernel before 3.7.6 allows local users to bypass intended capability restrictions by executing a crafted application as root, as demonstrated by msr32.c.

From the Ubuntu security team

A flaw was reported in the permission checks done by the Linux kernel for /dev/cpu/*/msr. A local root user with all capabilities dropped could exploit this flaw to execute code with full root capabilities.

Priority

Medium

Status

Package Release Status
linux
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (3.8~rc6)
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) Not vulnerable
(4.2.0-16.19)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Not vulnerable
(3.11.0-12.19)
Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin)
Released (3.2.0-39.62)
Patches:
Introduced by 1da177e4c3f41524e886b7f1b8a0c1fc7321cac2
Fixed by c903f0456bc69176912dee6dd25c6a66ee1aed00
linux-armadaxp
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (3.8~rc6)
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) Does not exist

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin) Does not exist
(precise was released [3.2.0-1615.23])
This package is not directly supported by the Ubuntu Security Team
linux-aws
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (3.8~rc6)
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) Not vulnerable
(4.4.0-1001.10)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Not vulnerable
(4.4.0-1002.2)
Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin) Does not exist

linux-ec2
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (3.8~rc6)
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) Does not exist

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin) Does not exist

linux-flo
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (3.8~rc6)
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) Ignored
(abandoned)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist
(trusty was ignored [was needed now end-of-life])
Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin) Does not exist

linux-fsl-imx51
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (3.8~rc6)
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) Does not exist

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin) Does not exist

linux-gke
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (3.8~rc6)
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) Not vulnerable
(4.4.0-1003.3)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin) Does not exist

linux-goldfish
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (3.8~rc6)
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) Not vulnerable
(3.4.0-4.27)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist
(trusty was ignored [was needed now end-of-life])
Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin) Does not exist

linux-grouper
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (3.8~rc6)
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) Does not exist

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist
(trusty was ignored [abandoned])
Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin) Does not exist

linux-hwe
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (3.8~rc6)
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) Not vulnerable
(4.8.0-36.36~16.04.1)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin) Does not exist

linux-hwe-edge
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (3.8~rc6)
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) Not vulnerable
(4.8.0-36.36~16.04.1)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin) Does not exist

linux-linaro-omap
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (3.8~rc6)
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) Does not exist

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin) Does not exist
(precise was ignored [abandoned])
linux-linaro-shared
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (3.8~rc6)
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) Does not exist

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin) Does not exist
(precise was ignored [abandoned])
linux-linaro-vexpress
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (3.8~rc6)
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) Does not exist

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin) Does not exist
(precise was ignored [abandoned])
linux-lts-backport-maverick
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (3.8~rc6)
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) Does not exist

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin) Does not exist

linux-lts-backport-oneiric
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (3.8~rc6)
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) Does not exist

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin) Does not exist

linux-lts-quantal
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (3.8~rc6)
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) Does not exist

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin) Does not exist
(precise was released [3.5.0-26.42~precise1])
Patches:
DNE
linux-lts-raring
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (3.8~rc6)
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) Does not exist

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin) Does not exist
(precise was not-affected [3.8.0-19.30~precise1])
linux-lts-trusty
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (3.8~rc6)
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) Does not exist

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin) Not vulnerable
(3.13.0-24.46~precise1)
linux-lts-utopic
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (3.8~rc6)
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (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])
Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin) Does not exist

linux-lts-vivid
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (3.8~rc6)
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (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])
Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin) Does not exist

linux-lts-wily
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (3.8~rc6)
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (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])
Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin) Does not exist

linux-lts-xenial
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (3.8~rc6)
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) Does not exist

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Not vulnerable
(4.4.0-13.29~14.04.1)
Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin) Does not exist

linux-maguro
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (3.8~rc6)
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) Does not exist

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist
(trusty was ignored [abandoned])
Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin) Does not exist

linux-mako
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (3.8~rc6)
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) Ignored
(abandoned)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist
(trusty was ignored [was needed now end-of-life])
Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin) Does not exist

linux-manta
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (3.8~rc6)
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) Does not exist

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist
(trusty was not-affected [3.4.0-5.22])
Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin) Does not exist

linux-mvl-dove
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (3.8~rc6)
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) Does not exist

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin) Does not exist

linux-qcm-msm
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (3.8~rc6)
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) Does not exist

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin) Does not exist
(precise was ignored [abandoned])
linux-raspi2
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (3.8~rc6)
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) Not vulnerable
(4.2.0-1013.19)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin) Does not exist

linux-snapdragon
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (3.8~rc6)
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) Not vulnerable
(4.4.0-1012.12)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin) Does not exist

linux-ti-omap4
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (3.8~rc6)
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) Does not exist

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin) Does not exist
(precise was released [3.2.0-1427.36])