CVE-2016-2117

Published: 02 May 2016

The atl2_probe function in drivers/net/ethernet/atheros/atlx/atl2.c in the Linux kernel through 4.5.2 incorrectly enables scatter/gather I/O, which allows remote attackers to obtain sensitive information from kernel memory by reading packet data.

From the Ubuntu security team

Justin Yackoski discovered that the Atheros L2 Ethernet Driver in the Linux kernel incorrectly enables scatter/gather I/O. A remote attacker could use this to obtain potentially sensitive information from kernel memory.

Priority

High

CVSS 3 base score: 7.5

Status

Package Release Status
linux
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (4.6~rc5)
Ubuntu 16.04 ESM (Xenial Xerus)
Released (4.4.0-24.43)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr)
Released (3.13.0-87.133)
Patches:
Introduced by ec5f061564238892005257c83565a0b58ec79295
Fixed by f43bfaeddc79effbf3d0fcb53ca477cca66f3db8
linux-armadaxp
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (4.6~rc5)
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 (4.6~rc5)
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 (4.6~rc5)
Ubuntu 16.04 ESM (Xenial Xerus) Not vulnerable

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist
(trusty was ignored)
linux-gke
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (4.6~rc5)
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 (4.6~rc5)
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 (4.6~rc5)
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 (4.6~rc5)
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 (4.6~rc5)
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 (4.6~rc5)
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 (4.6~rc5)
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 (4.6~rc5)
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 (4.6~rc5)
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 (4.6~rc5)
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 (4.6~rc5)
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 (4.6~rc5)
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 (4.6~rc5)
Ubuntu 16.04 ESM (Xenial Xerus) Does not exist

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist
(trusty was released [3.16.0-73.95~14.04.1])
linux-lts-vivid
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (4.6~rc5)
Ubuntu 16.04 ESM (Xenial Xerus) Does not exist

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist
(trusty was released [3.19.0-61.69~14.04.1])
linux-lts-wily
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (4.6~rc5)
Ubuntu 16.04 ESM (Xenial Xerus) Does not exist

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist
(trusty was released [4.2.0-38.45~14.04.1])
linux-lts-xenial
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (4.6~rc5)
Ubuntu 16.04 ESM (Xenial Xerus) Does not exist

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr)
Released (4.4.0-24.43~14.04.1)
linux-maguro
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (4.6~rc5)
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 (4.6~rc5)
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 (4.6~rc5)
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 (4.6~rc5)
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 (4.6~rc5)
Ubuntu 16.04 ESM (Xenial Xerus)
Released (4.4.0-1012.16)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

linux-snapdragon
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (4.6~rc5)
Ubuntu 16.04 ESM (Xenial Xerus)
Released (4.4.0-1015.18)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

linux-ti-omap4
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (4.6~rc5)
Ubuntu 16.04 ESM (Xenial Xerus) Does not exist

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

Notes

AuthorNote
tyhicks
The atl2 ethernet driver is the only driver that discloses memory to
ethernet in the default configuration
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

References

Bugs