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CVE-2014-3917

Published: 5 June 2014

kernel/auditsc.c in the Linux kernel through 3.14.5, when CONFIG_AUDITSYSCALL is enabled with certain syscall rules, allows local users to obtain potentially sensitive single-bit values from kernel memory or cause a denial of service (OOPS) via a large value of a syscall number.

From the Ubuntu Security Team

An flaw was discovered in the Linux kernel's audit subsystem when auditing certain syscalls. A local attacker could exploit this flaw to obtain potentially sensitive single-bit values from kernel memory or cause a denial of service (OOPS).

Notes

AuthorNote
jdstrand
android kernels (goldfish, grouper, maguro, mako and manta) are not
supported on the Ubuntu Touch 13.10 preview kernels
android kernels (flo, goldfish, grouper, maguro, mako and manta) are
not supported on the Ubuntu Touch 14.04 preview kernels
Priority

High

Status

Package Release Status
linux
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
upstream
Released (3.16~rc1)
Patches:
Introduced by

1da177e4c3f41524e886b7f1b8a0c1fc7321cac2

Fixed by a3c54931199565930d6d84f4c3456f6440aefd41
linux-armadaxp
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
upstream
Released (3.16~rc1)
This package is not directly supported by the Ubuntu Security Team
linux-aws
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
upstream
Released (3.16~rc1)
linux-ec2
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
upstream
Released (3.16~rc1)
linux-flo
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
upstream
Released (3.16~rc1)
linux-fsl-imx51
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
upstream
Released (3.16~rc1)
linux-gke
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
upstream
Released (3.16~rc1)
linux-goldfish
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
upstream
Released (3.16~rc1)
linux-grouper
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
upstream
Released (3.16~rc1)
linux-hwe
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
upstream
Released (3.16~rc1)
linux-hwe-edge
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
upstream
Released (3.16~rc1)
linux-linaro-omap
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
upstream
Released (3.16~rc1)
linux-linaro-shared
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
upstream
Released (3.16~rc1)
linux-linaro-vexpress
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
upstream
Released (3.16~rc1)
linux-lts-quantal
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
upstream
Released (3.16~rc1)
linux-lts-raring
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
upstream
Released (3.16~rc1)
linux-lts-saucy
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
upstream
Released (3.16~rc1)
linux-lts-trusty
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
upstream
Released (3.16~rc1)
linux-lts-utopic
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
upstream
Released (3.16~rc1)
linux-lts-vivid
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
upstream
Released (3.16~rc1)
linux-lts-wily
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
upstream
Released (3.16~rc1)
linux-lts-xenial
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
upstream
Released (3.16~rc1)
linux-maguro
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
upstream
Released (3.16~rc1)
linux-mako
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
upstream
Released (3.16~rc1)
linux-manta
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
upstream
Released (3.16~rc1)
linux-mvl-dove
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
upstream
Released (3.16~rc1)
linux-qcm-msm
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
upstream
Released (3.16~rc1)
linux-raspi2
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
upstream
Released (3.16~rc1)
linux-snapdragon
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
upstream
Released (3.16~rc1)
linux-ti-omap4
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
upstream
Released (3.16~rc1)