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CVE-2015-5697

Published: 31 August 2015

The get_bitmap_file function in drivers/md/md.c in the Linux kernel before 4.1.6 does not initialize a certain bitmap data structure, which allows local users to obtain sensitive information from kernel memory via a GET_BITMAP_FILE ioctl call.

From the Ubuntu security team

Benjamin Randazzo discovered an information leak in the md (multiple device) driver when the bitmap_info.file is disabled. A local privileged attacker could use this to obtain sensitive information from the kernel.

Notes

AuthorNote
jdstrand
android kernels (flo, goldfish, grouper, maguro, mako and manta) are
not supported on the Ubuntu Touch 14.10 and earlier preview kernels
linux-lts-saucy no longer receives official support
linux-lts-quantal no longer receives official support
Priority

Low

Status

Package Release Status
linux
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
upstream
Released (4.2~rc6)
Patches:
Introduced by

1da177e4c3f41524e886b7f1b8a0c1fc7321cac2

Fixed by b6878d9e03043695dbf3fa1caa6dfc09db225b16
linux-2.6
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
upstream
Released (4.2~rc6)
linux-armadaxp
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
upstream
Released (4.2~rc6)
This package is not directly supported by the Ubuntu Security Team
linux-aws
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
upstream
Released (4.2~rc6)
linux-ec2
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
upstream
Released (4.2~rc6)
linux-flo
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
upstream
Released (4.2~rc6)
linux-fsl-imx51
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
upstream
Released (4.2~rc6)
linux-gke
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
upstream
Released (4.2~rc6)
linux-goldfish
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
upstream
Released (4.2~rc6)
linux-grouper
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
upstream
Released (4.2~rc6)
linux-hwe
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
upstream
Released (4.2~rc6)
linux-hwe-edge
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
upstream
Released (4.2~rc6)
linux-linaro-omap
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
upstream
Released (4.2~rc6)
linux-linaro-shared
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
upstream
Released (4.2~rc6)
linux-linaro-vexpress
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
upstream
Released (4.2~rc6)
linux-lts-quantal
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
upstream
Released (4.2~rc6)
This package is not directly supported by the Ubuntu Security Team
linux-lts-raring
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
upstream
Released (4.2~rc6)
linux-lts-saucy
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
upstream
Released (4.2~rc6)
This package is not directly supported by the Ubuntu Security Team
linux-lts-trusty
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
upstream
Released (4.2~rc6)
linux-lts-utopic
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
upstream
Released (4.2~rc6)
linux-lts-vivid
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
upstream
Released (4.2~rc6)
linux-lts-wily
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
upstream
Released (4.2~rc6)
linux-lts-xenial
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
upstream
Released (4.2~rc6)
linux-maguro
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
upstream
Released (4.2~rc6)
linux-mako
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
upstream
Released (4.2~rc6)
linux-manta
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
upstream
Released (4.2~rc6)
linux-mvl-dove
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
upstream
Released (4.2~rc6)
linux-qcm-msm
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
upstream
Released (4.2~rc6)
linux-raspi2
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
upstream
Released (4.2~rc6)
linux-snapdragon
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
upstream
Released (4.2~rc6)
linux-ti-omap4
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
upstream
Released (4.2~rc6)