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CVE-2016-6213

Published: 14 July 2016

fs/namespace.c in the Linux kernel before 4.9 does not restrict how many mounts may exist in a mount namespace, which allows local users to cause a denial of service (memory consumption and deadlock) via MS_BIND mount system calls, as demonstrated by a loop that triggers exponential growth in the number of mounts.

From the Ubuntu security team

CAI Qian discovered that shared bind mounts in a mount namespace exponentially added entries without restriction to the Linux kernel's mount table. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash).

Priority

Medium

CVSS 3 base score: 4.7

Status

Package Release Status
linux
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
precise Ignored
(was needed ESM criteria)
trusty
Released (3.13.0-106.153)
upstream
Released (4.9~rc1)
wily Ignored
(reached end-of-life)
xenial
Released (4.4.0-57.78)
yakkety
Released (4.8.0-32.34)
zesty Not vulnerable
(4.9.0-11.12)
Patches:
Introduced by

1da177e4c3f41524e886b7f1b8a0c1fc7321cac2

Fixed by d29216842a85c7970c536108e093963f02714498
linux-armadaxp
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
precise Does not exist
(precise was needed)
trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (4.9~rc1)
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 (4.9~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 (4.9~rc1)
wily Ignored
(reached end-of-life)
xenial Ignored
(abandoned)
yakkety Ignored
(abandoned)
zesty Does not exist

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

trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (4.9~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 (4.9~rc1)
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 (4.9~rc1)
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 (4.9~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 (4.9~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 (4.9~rc1)
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 (4.9~rc1)
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 (4.9~rc1)
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 (4.9~rc1)
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 (4.9~rc1)
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 (4.9~rc1)
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 (3.13.0-106.153~precise1)
trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (4.9~rc1)
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 ignored [out of standard support])
upstream
Released (4.9~rc1)
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 [3.19.0-78.86~14.04.1])
upstream
Released (4.9~rc1)
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 ignored [out of standard support])
upstream
Released (4.9~rc1)
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 (4.4.0-57.78~14.04.1)
upstream
Released (4.9~rc1)
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 (4.9~rc1)
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 (4.9~rc1)
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 (4.9~rc1)
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 (4.9~rc1)
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 (4.9~rc1)
wily Ignored
(reached end-of-life)
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 (4.9~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 needed)
trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (4.9~rc1)
wily Does not exist

xenial Does not exist

yakkety Does not exist

zesty 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
The fix for this issue introduces a new
/proc/sys/fs/mount-max sysctl that can be used to adjust the limit

References