CVE-2015-8660

Published: 28 December 2015

The ovl_setattr function in fs/overlayfs/inode.c in the Linux kernel through 4.3.3 attempts to merge distinct setattr operations, which allows local users to bypass intended access restrictions and modify the attributes of arbitrary overlay files via a crafted application.

From the Ubuntu security team

Nathan Williams discovered that overlayfs in the Linux kernel incorrectly handled setattr operations. A local unprivileged attacker could use this to create files with administrative permission attributes and execute arbitrary code with elevated privileges.

Priority

High

CVSS 3 base score: 6.7

Status

Package Release Status
linux
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (4.4~rc4)
Ubuntu 16.04 ESM (Xenial Xerus) Not vulnerable
(4.3.0-6.17)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Not vulnerable

Patches:
Introduced by e9be9d5e76e34872f0c37d72e25bc27fe9e2c54c
Fixed by acff81ec2c79492b180fade3c2894425cd35a545
linux-armadaxp
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (4.4~rc4)
Ubuntu 16.04 ESM (Xenial Xerus) Does not exist

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

This package is not directly supported by the Ubuntu Security Team
linux-aws
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (4.4~rc4)
Ubuntu 16.04 ESM (Xenial Xerus) Not vulnerable
(4.4.0-1001.10)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Not vulnerable
(4.4.0-1002.2)
linux-flo
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (4.4~rc4)
Ubuntu 16.04 ESM (Xenial Xerus) Not vulnerable

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist
(trusty was ignored)
linux-fsl-imx51
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (4.4~rc4)
Ubuntu 16.04 ESM (Xenial Xerus) Does not exist

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

linux-gke
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (4.4~rc4)
Ubuntu 16.04 ESM (Xenial Xerus) Not vulnerable
(4.4.0-1003.3)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

linux-goldfish
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (4.4~rc4)
Ubuntu 16.04 ESM (Xenial Xerus) Not vulnerable

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist
(trusty was ignored)
linux-grouper
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (4.4~rc4)
Ubuntu 16.04 ESM (Xenial Xerus) Does not exist

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist
(trusty was ignored)
linux-hwe
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (4.4~rc4)
Ubuntu 16.04 ESM (Xenial Xerus) Not vulnerable
(4.8.0-36.36~16.04.1)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

linux-hwe-edge
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (4.4~rc4)
Ubuntu 16.04 ESM (Xenial Xerus) Not vulnerable
(4.8.0-36.36~16.04.1)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

linux-linaro-omap
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (4.4~rc4)
Ubuntu 16.04 ESM (Xenial Xerus) Does not exist

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

linux-linaro-shared
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (4.4~rc4)
Ubuntu 16.04 ESM (Xenial Xerus) Does not exist

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

linux-linaro-vexpress
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (4.4~rc4)
Ubuntu 16.04 ESM (Xenial Xerus) Does not exist

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

linux-lts-quantal
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (4.4~rc4)
Ubuntu 16.04 ESM (Xenial Xerus) Does not exist

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

This package is not directly supported by the Ubuntu Security Team
linux-lts-raring
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (4.4~rc4)
Ubuntu 16.04 ESM (Xenial Xerus) Does not exist

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

linux-lts-saucy
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (4.4~rc4)
Ubuntu 16.04 ESM (Xenial Xerus) Does not exist

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

This package is not directly supported by the Ubuntu Security Team
linux-lts-trusty
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (4.4~rc4)
Ubuntu 16.04 ESM (Xenial Xerus) Does not exist

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

linux-lts-utopic
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (4.4~rc4)
Ubuntu 16.04 ESM (Xenial Xerus) Does not exist

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist
(trusty was not-affected)
linux-lts-vivid
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (4.4~rc4)
Ubuntu 16.04 ESM (Xenial Xerus) Does not exist

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist
(trusty was released [3.19.0-43.49~14.04.1])
linux-lts-wily
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (4.4~rc4)
Ubuntu 16.04 ESM (Xenial Xerus) Does not exist

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist
(trusty was released [4.2.0-23.28~14.04.1])
linux-lts-xenial
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (4.4~rc4)
Ubuntu 16.04 ESM (Xenial Xerus) Does not exist

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Not vulnerable
(4.4.0-13.29~14.04.1)
linux-maguro
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (4.4~rc4)
Ubuntu 16.04 ESM (Xenial Xerus) Does not exist

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist
(trusty was ignored)
linux-mako
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (4.4~rc4)
Ubuntu 16.04 ESM (Xenial Xerus) Not vulnerable

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist
(trusty was ignored)
linux-manta
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (4.4~rc4)
Ubuntu 16.04 ESM (Xenial Xerus) Does not exist

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist
(trusty was ignored)
linux-qcm-msm
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (4.4~rc4)
Ubuntu 16.04 ESM (Xenial Xerus) Does not exist

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

linux-raspi2
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (4.4~rc4)
Ubuntu 16.04 ESM (Xenial Xerus) Not vulnerable
(4.4.0-1003.4)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

linux-snapdragon
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (4.4~rc4)
Ubuntu 16.04 ESM (Xenial Xerus) Not vulnerable
(4.4.0-1012.12)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

linux-ti-omap4
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (4.4~rc4)
Ubuntu 16.04 ESM (Xenial Xerus) Does not exist

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

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
sbeattie
kernel 3.16 and older not affected

References

Bugs