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CVE-2014-8134

Published: 8 December 2014

The paravirt_ops_setup function in arch/x86/kernel/kvm.c in the Linux kernel through 3.18 uses an improper paravirt_enabled setting for KVM guest kernels, which makes it easier for guest OS users to bypass the ASLR protection mechanism via a crafted application that reads a 16-bit value.

From the Ubuntu security team

An information leak in the Linux kernel was discovered that could leak the high 16 bits of the kernel stack address on 32-bit Kernel Virtual Machine (KVM) paravirt guests. A user in the guest OS could exploit this leak to obtain information that could potentially be used to aid in attacking the kernel.

Notes

AuthorNote
jdstrand
android kernels (flo, goldfish, grouper, maguro, mako and manta) are
not supported on the Ubuntu Touch 14.04 preview kernels
linux-lts-saucy no longer receives official support
linux-lts-quantal no longer receives official support
Priority

High

CVSS 3 base score: 3.3

Status

Package Release Status
linux
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
lucid
Released (2.6.32-70.137)
precise
Released (3.2.0-74.109)
trusty
Released (3.13.0-43.72)
upstream
Released (3.19~rc1)
utopic
Released (3.16.0-28.37)
vivid Not vulnerable
(3.16.0-28.38)
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

6aa8b732ca01c3d7a54e93f4d701b8aabbe60fb7

Fixed by 29fa6825463c97e5157284db80107d1bfac5d77b
linux-armadaxp
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
lucid Does not exist

precise Does not exist
(precise was released [3.2.0-1642.61])
trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (3.19~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 (3.19~rc1)
xenial Not vulnerable
(4.4.0-1001.10)
yakkety Does not exist

zesty Does not exist

linux-ec2
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
lucid
Released (2.6.32-374.91)
precise Does not exist

trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (3.19~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

trusty Does not exist
(trusty was ignored)
upstream
Released (3.19~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
lucid Ignored
(reached end-of-life, does not affect buildd)
precise Does not exist

trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (3.19~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 (3.19~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

trusty Does not exist
(trusty was ignored)
upstream
Released (3.19~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 Ignored
(abandoned)
linux-grouper
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
lucid Does not exist

precise Does not exist

trusty Does not exist
(trusty was ignored)
upstream
Released (3.19~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 (3.19~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 (3.19~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
lucid Does not exist

precise Does not exist
(precise was ignored [abandoned])
trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (3.19~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
lucid Does not exist

precise Does not exist
(precise was ignored [abandoned])
trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (3.19~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
lucid Does not exist

precise Does not exist
(precise was ignored [abandoned])
trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (3.19~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
lucid Does not exist

precise Does not exist
(precise was ignored [was pending [3.5.0-60.87~precise1] OEM release])
trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (3.19~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-lts-raring
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
lucid Does not exist

precise Does not exist
(precise was ignored [was needs-triage now end-of-life])
trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (3.19~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 ignored [was pending [3.11.0-32.53~precise1] OEM release])
trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (3.19~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-lts-trusty
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
lucid Does not exist

precise
Released (3.13.0-43.72~precise1)
trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (3.19~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 released [3.16.0-28.37~14.04.1])
upstream
Released (3.19~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 (3.19~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 (3.19~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 (3.19~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

trusty Does not exist
(trusty was ignored)
upstream
Released (3.19~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

trusty Does not exist
(trusty was ignored)
upstream
Released (3.19~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

trusty Does not exist
(trusty was ignored)
upstream
Released (3.19~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
lucid Ignored
(reached end-of-life)
precise Does not exist

trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (3.19~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
lucid Ignored
(abandoned)
precise Does not exist
(precise was ignored [abandoned])
trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (3.19~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 (3.19~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 (3.19~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
lucid Does not exist

precise Does not exist
(precise was released [3.2.0-1458.78])
trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (3.19~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