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CVE-2015-8709

Published: 12 December 2015

** DISPUTED ** kernel/ptrace.c in the Linux kernel through 4.4.1 mishandles uid and gid mappings, which allows local users to gain privileges by establishing a user namespace, waiting for a root process to enter that namespace with an unsafe uid or gid, and then using the ptrace system call. NOTE: the vendor states "there is no kernel bug here."

From the Ubuntu security team

Jann Horn discovered a ptrace issue with user namespaces in the Linux kernel. The namespace owner could potentially exploit this flaw by ptracing a root owned process entering the user namespace to elevate its privileges and potentially gain access outside of the namespace. (http://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/1527374, CVE-2015-8709)

Notes

AuthorNote
sbeattie
published fix has been reverted and replaced by upstream
commit. Published kernels are not vulnerable to this, the status is
tracking the state of the replaced commit coming through the trees.
Priority

Medium

CVSS 3 base score: 7.0

Status

Package Release Status
linux
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
precise Not vulnerable
(no userns support)
trusty
Released (3.13.0-103.150)
upstream
Released (4.10~rc1)
vivid
Released (3.19.0-75.83)
wily
Released (4.2.0-22.27)
xenial
Released (4.4.0-51.72)
yakkety
Released (4.8.0-28.30)
zesty Not vulnerable
(4.9.0-12.13)
Patches:
Introduced by

1da177e4c3f41524e886b7f1b8a0c1fc7321cac2

Fixed by bfedb589252c01fa505ac9f6f2a3d5d68d707ef4
linux-armadaxp
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
precise Does not exist
(precise was needed)
trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (4.10~rc1)
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 (4.10~rc1)
xenial Not vulnerable
(4.4.0-1001.10)
yakkety Does not exist

zesty Does not exist

linux-flo
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
precise Does not exist

trusty Does not exist
(trusty was ignored)
upstream
Released (4.10~rc1)
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
precise Does not exist

trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (4.10~rc1)
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 (4.10~rc1)
xenial Not vulnerable
(4.4.0-1003.3)
yakkety Does not exist

zesty Does not exist

linux-goldfish
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
precise Does not exist

trusty Does not exist
(trusty was ignored)
upstream
Released (4.10~rc1)
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
precise Does not exist

trusty Does not exist
(trusty was ignored)
upstream
Released (4.10~rc1)
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 (4.10~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 (4.10~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
precise Does not exist
(precise was ignored [abandoned])
trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (4.10~rc1)
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
precise Does not exist
(precise was ignored [abandoned])
trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (4.10~rc1)
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
precise Does not exist
(precise was ignored [abandoned])
trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (4.10~rc1)
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
precise Does not exist
(precise was ignored [end-of-life])
trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (4.10~rc1)
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
precise Does not exist
(precise was ignored [end-of-life])
trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (4.10~rc1)
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
precise Does not exist
(precise was ignored [end-of-life])
trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (4.10~rc1)
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
precise
Released (3.13.0-103.150~precise1)
trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (4.10~rc1)
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
precise Does not exist

trusty Does not exist
(trusty was released [3.16.0-57.77~14.04.1])
upstream
Released (4.10~rc1)
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
precise Does not exist

trusty Does not exist
(trusty was released [3.19.0-75.83~14.04.1])
upstream
Released (4.10~rc1)
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 released [4.2.0-22.27~14.04.1])
upstream
Released (4.10~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
Released (4.4.0-51.72~14.04.1)
upstream
Released (4.10~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
precise Does not exist

trusty Does not exist
(trusty was ignored)
upstream
Released (4.10~rc1)
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
precise Does not exist

trusty Does not exist
(trusty was ignored)
upstream
Released (4.10~rc1)
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
precise Does not exist

trusty Does not exist
(trusty was ignored)
upstream
Released (4.10~rc1)
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-qcm-msm
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
precise Does not exist
(precise was ignored [abandoned])
trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (4.10~rc1)
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 (4.10~rc1)
vivid Does not exist

wily
Released (4.2.0-1017.24)
xenial
Released (4.4.0-1038.45)
yakkety
Released (4.8.0-1021.24)
zesty Not vulnerable
(4.8.0-1021.24)
linux-snapdragon
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
precise Does not exist

trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (4.10~rc1)
wily Does not exist

xenial
Released (4.4.0-1042.46)
yakkety
Released (4.4.0-1046.50)
zesty Not vulnerable
(4.4.0-1046.50)
linux-ti-omap4
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
precise Does not exist
(precise was not-affected [no userns support])
trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (4.10~rc1)
vivid Does not exist

wily Does not exist

xenial Does not exist

yakkety Does not exist

zesty Does not exist