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CVE-2017-1000365

Published: 19 June 2017

The Linux Kernel imposes a size restriction on the arguments and environmental strings passed through RLIMIT_STACK/RLIM_INFINITY (1/4 of the size), but does not take the argument and environment pointers into account, which allows attackers to bypass this limitation. This affects Linux Kernel versions 4.11.5 and earlier. It appears that this feature was introduced in the Linux Kernel version 2.6.23.

From the Ubuntu security team

It was discovered that the Linux kernel did not properly restrict RLIMIT_STACK size. A local attacker could use this in conjunction with another vulnerability to possibly execute arbitrary code.

Notes

AuthorNote
sbeattie
proposed patch from kees in patchwork link
Priority

Medium

CVSS 3 base score: 7.8

Status

Package Release Status
linux
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
artful Not vulnerable
(4.11.0-10.15)
bionic Not vulnerable
(4.13.0-16.19)
precise Ignored
(was needed ESM criteria)
trusty
Released (3.13.0-126.175)
upstream
Released (4.12~rc7)
xenial
Released (4.4.0-89.112)
yakkety Ignored
(was pending now end-of-life)
zesty
Released (4.10.0-30.34)
Patches:
Introduced by

b6a2fea39318e43fee84fa7b0b90d68bed92d2ba

Fixed by 98da7d08850fb8bdeb395d6368ed15753304aa0c
linux-armadaxp
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
artful Does not exist

bionic Does not exist

precise Does not exist

trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (4.12~rc7)
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
artful Does not exist

bionic Not vulnerable
(4.15.0-1001.1)
precise Does not exist

trusty Not vulnerable
(4.4.0-1002.2)
upstream
Released (4.12~rc7)
xenial
Released (4.4.0-1028.37)
yakkety Does not exist

zesty Does not exist

linux-azure
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
artful Does not exist

bionic Not vulnerable
(4.15.0-1002.2)
precise Does not exist

trusty Not vulnerable
(4.15.0-1023.24~14.04.1)
upstream
Released (4.12~rc7)
xenial Not vulnerable
(4.11.0-1009.9)
yakkety Does not exist

zesty Does not exist

linux-euclid
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
artful Does not exist

bionic Does not exist

precise Does not exist

trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (4.12~rc7)
xenial Ignored
(was needed ESM criteria)
zesty Does not exist

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

bionic Does not exist

precise Does not exist

trusty Does not exist
(trusty was ignored [abandoned])
upstream
Released (4.12~rc7)
xenial Ignored
(abandoned)
yakkety Ignored
(abandoned)
zesty Does not exist

linux-gcp
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
artful Does not exist

bionic Not vulnerable
(4.15.0-1001.1)
precise Does not exist

trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (4.12~rc7)
xenial Not vulnerable
(4.10.0-1004.4)
yakkety Does not exist

zesty Does not exist

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

bionic Does not exist

precise Does not exist

trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (4.12~rc7)
xenial
Released (4.4.0-1024.24)
yakkety Does not exist

zesty Does not exist

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

bionic Does not exist

precise Does not exist

trusty Does not exist
(trusty was ignored [abandoned])
upstream
Released (4.12~rc7)
xenial Ignored
(was needed now end-of-life)
yakkety Ignored
(reached end-of-life)
zesty Ignored
(reached end-of-life)
linux-grouper
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
artful Does not exist

bionic Does not exist

precise Does not exist

trusty Does not exist
(trusty was ignored [abandoned])
upstream
Released (4.12~rc7)
xenial Does not exist

yakkety Does not exist

zesty Does not exist

linux-hwe
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
artful Does not exist

bionic Not vulnerable

precise Does not exist

trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (4.12~rc7)
xenial
Released (4.10.0-30.34~16.04.1)
yakkety Does not exist

zesty Does not exist

linux-hwe-edge
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
artful Does not exist

bionic
Released (4.18.0-8.9~18.04.1)
precise Does not exist

trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (4.12~rc7)
xenial
Released (4.10.0-30.34~16.04.1)
yakkety Does not exist

zesty Does not exist

linux-kvm
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
artful Does not exist

bionic Not vulnerable
(4.15.0-1002.2)
precise Does not exist

trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (4.12~rc7)
xenial Not vulnerable
(4.4.0-1004.9)
zesty Does not exist

linux-linaro-omap
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
artful Does not exist

bionic Does not exist

precise Does not exist

trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (4.12~rc7)
xenial Does not exist

yakkety Does not exist

zesty Does not exist

linux-linaro-shared
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
artful Does not exist

bionic Does not exist

precise Does not exist

trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (4.12~rc7)
xenial Does not exist

yakkety Does not exist

zesty Does not exist

linux-linaro-vexpress
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
artful Does not exist

bionic Does not exist

precise Does not exist

trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (4.12~rc7)
xenial Does not exist

yakkety Does not exist

zesty Does not exist

linux-lts-quantal
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
artful Does not exist

bionic Does not exist

precise Ignored
(end-of-life)
trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (4.12~rc7)
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
artful Does not exist

bionic Does not exist

precise Ignored
(end-of-life)
trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (4.12~rc7)
xenial Does not exist

yakkety Does not exist

zesty Does not exist

linux-lts-saucy
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
artful Does not exist

bionic Does not exist

precise Ignored
(end-of-life)
trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (4.12~rc7)
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
artful Does not exist

bionic Does not exist

precise
Released (3.13.0-126.175~precise1)
trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (4.12~rc7)
xenial Does not exist

yakkety Does not exist

zesty Does not exist

linux-lts-utopic
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
artful Does not exist

bionic Does not exist

precise Does not exist

trusty Does not exist
(trusty was ignored [out of standard support])
upstream
Released (4.12~rc7)
xenial Does not exist

yakkety Does not exist

zesty Does not exist

linux-lts-vivid
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
artful Does not exist

bionic Does not exist

precise Does not exist

trusty Does not exist
(trusty was ignored [was needed now end-of-life])
upstream
Released (4.12~rc7)
xenial Does not exist

yakkety Does not exist

zesty Does not exist

linux-lts-wily
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
artful Does not exist

bionic Does not exist

precise Does not exist

trusty Does not exist
(trusty was ignored [out of standard support])
upstream
Released (4.12~rc7)
xenial Does not exist

yakkety Does not exist

zesty Does not exist

linux-lts-xenial
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
artful Does not exist

bionic Does not exist

precise Does not exist

trusty
Released (4.4.0-89.112~14.04.1)
upstream
Released (4.12~rc7)
xenial Does not exist

yakkety Does not exist

zesty Does not exist

linux-maguro
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
artful Does not exist

bionic Does not exist

precise Does not exist

trusty Does not exist
(trusty was ignored [abandoned])
upstream
Released (4.12~rc7)
xenial Does not exist

yakkety Does not exist

zesty Does not exist

linux-mako
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
artful Does not exist

bionic Does not exist

precise Does not exist

trusty Does not exist
(trusty was ignored [abandoned])
upstream
Released (4.12~rc7)
xenial Ignored
(abandoned)
yakkety Ignored
(abandoned)
zesty Does not exist

linux-manta
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
artful Does not exist

bionic Does not exist

precise Does not exist

trusty Does not exist
(trusty was ignored [abandoned])
upstream
Released (4.12~rc7)
xenial Does not exist

yakkety Does not exist

zesty Does not exist

linux-oem
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
artful Does not exist

bionic Not vulnerable
(4.15.0-1002.3)
precise Does not exist

trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (4.12~rc7)
xenial Not vulnerable
(4.13.0-1008.9)
zesty Does not exist

linux-qcm-msm
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
artful Does not exist

bionic Does not exist

precise Does not exist

trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (4.12~rc7)
xenial Does not exist

yakkety Does not exist

zesty Does not exist

linux-raspi2
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
artful Not vulnerable
(4.10.0-1013.16)
bionic Not vulnerable
(4.13.0-1005.5)
precise Does not exist

trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (4.12~rc7)
xenial
Released (4.4.0-1067.75)
yakkety Ignored
(reached end-of-life)
zesty
Released (4.10.0-1013.16)
linux-snapdragon
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
artful Not vulnerable
(4.4.0-1069.74)
bionic Not vulnerable

precise Does not exist

trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (4.12~rc7)
xenial
Released (4.4.0-1069.74)
yakkety Ignored
(reached end-of-life)
zesty
Released (4.4.0-1069.74)
linux-ti-omap4
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
artful Does not exist

bionic Does not exist

precise Does not exist

trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (4.12~rc7)
xenial Does not exist

yakkety Does not exist

zesty Does not exist