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CVE-2017-11176

Published: 11 July 2017

The mq_notify function in the Linux kernel through 4.11.9 does not set the sock pointer to NULL upon entry into the retry logic. During a user-space close of a Netlink socket, it allows attackers to cause a denial of service (use-after-free) or possibly have unspecified other impact.

From the Ubuntu security team

It was discovered that a use-after-free vulnerability existed in the POSIX message queue implementation in the Linux kernel. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code.

Priority

Medium

CVSS 3 base score: 7.8

Status

Package Release Status
linux
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
artful Not vulnerable
(4.11.0-13.19)
bionic Not vulnerable
(4.13.0-16.19)
precise Ignored
(was needs-triage ESM criteria)
trusty
Released (3.13.0-135.184)
upstream
Released (4.13~rc1)
xenial
Released (4.4.0-93.116)
yakkety Ignored
(reached end-of-life)
zesty
Released (4.10.0-38.42)
Patches:
Introduced by

1da177e4c3f41524e886b7f1b8a0c1fc7321cac2

Fixed by f991af3daabaecff34684fd51fac80319d1baad1
linux-armadaxp
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
artful Does not exist

bionic Does not exist

precise Does not exist

trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (4.13~rc1)
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 (4.13~rc1)
xenial
Released (4.4.0-1032.41)
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 (4.13~rc1)
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 (4.13~rc1)
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 (4.13~rc1)
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 (4.13~rc1)
xenial
Released (4.10.0-1008.8)
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 (4.13~rc1)
xenial
Released (4.4.0-1028.28)
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 (4.13~rc1)
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 (4.13~rc1)
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 (4.13~rc1)
xenial
Released (4.10.0-38.42~16.04.1)
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 (4.13~rc1)
xenial
Released (4.10.0-38.42~16.04.1)
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 (4.13~rc1)
xenial
Released (4.4.0-1007.12)
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 (4.13~rc1)
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 (4.13~rc1)
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 (4.13~rc1)
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 (4.13~rc1)
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 (4.13~rc1)
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 (4.13~rc1)
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 (3.13.0-135.184~precise1)
trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (4.13~rc1)
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 (4.13~rc1)
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 needs-triage now end-of-life])
upstream
Released (4.13~rc1)
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 (4.13~rc1)
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 (4.4.0-93.116~14.04.1)
upstream
Released (4.13~rc1)
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 (4.13~rc1)
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 (4.13~rc1)
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 (4.13~rc1)
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 (4.13~rc1)
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 (4.13~rc1)
xenial Does not exist

yakkety Does not exist

zesty Does not exist

linux-raspi2
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
artful Not vulnerable
(4.13.0-1004.4)
bionic Not vulnerable
(4.13.0-1005.5)
precise Does not exist

trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (4.13~rc1)
xenial
Released (4.4.0-1071.79)
yakkety Ignored
(reached end-of-life)
zesty
Released (4.10.0-1020.23)
linux-snapdragon
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
artful Not vulnerable
(4.4.0-1073.78)
bionic Not vulnerable

precise Does not exist

trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (4.13~rc1)
xenial
Released (4.4.0-1073.78)
yakkety Ignored
(reached end-of-life)
zesty
Released (4.4.0-1073.78)
linux-ti-omap4
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
artful Does not exist

bionic Does not exist

precise Does not exist

trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (4.13~rc1)
xenial Does not exist

yakkety Does not exist

zesty Does not exist