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CVE-2017-15102

Published: 15 November 2017

The tower_probe function in drivers/usb/misc/legousbtower.c in the Linux kernel before 4.8.1 allows local users (who are physically proximate for inserting a crafted USB device) to gain privileges by leveraging a write-what-where condition that occurs after a race condition and a NULL pointer dereference.

From the Ubuntu security team

James Patrick-Evans discovered a race condition in the LEGO USB Infrared Tower driver in the Linux kernel. A physically proximate attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code.

Priority

Low

CVSS 3 base score: 6.3

Status

Package Release Status
linux
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
artful Not vulnerable
(4.10.0-19.21)
bionic Not vulnerable
(4.13.0-16.19)
precise Ignored
(was needed ESM criteria)
trusty
Released (3.13.0-142.191)
upstream
Released (4.9~rc1)
xenial
Released (4.4.0-47.68)
zesty Not vulnerable
(4.8.0-30.32)
linux-armadaxp
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
artful Does not exist

bionic Does not exist

precise Does not exist

trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (4.9~rc1)
xenial Does not exist

zesty Does not exist

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 (4.9~rc1)
xenial Not vulnerable
(4.4.0-1001.10)
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 (4.9~rc1)
xenial Not vulnerable
(4.11.0-1009.9)
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 (4.9~rc1)
xenial Not vulnerable
(4.4.0-9019.20)
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 (4.9~rc1)
xenial 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 (4.9~rc1)
xenial Not vulnerable
(4.10.0-1004.4)
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 (4.9~rc1)
xenial Not vulnerable
(4.4.0-1003.3)
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 (4.9~rc1)
xenial Ignored
(was needed now 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 (4.9~rc1)
xenial 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 (4.9~rc1)
xenial Not vulnerable
(4.8.0-36.36~16.04.1)
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 (4.9~rc1)
xenial Not vulnerable
(4.8.0-36.36~16.04.1)
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 (4.9~rc1)
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 (4.9~rc1)
xenial 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 (4.9~rc1)
xenial 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 (4.9~rc1)
xenial 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 (4.9~rc1)
xenial Does not exist

zesty Does not exist

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 (4.9~rc1)
xenial 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 (4.9~rc1)
xenial Does not exist

zesty Does not exist

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

bionic Does not exist

precise
Released (3.13.0-142.191~precise1)
trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (4.9~rc1)
xenial 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 (4.9~rc1)
xenial 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 (4.9~rc1)
xenial 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 (4.9~rc1)
xenial 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 (4.4.0-47.68~14.04.1)
upstream
Released (4.9~rc1)
xenial 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 (4.9~rc1)
xenial 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 (4.9~rc1)
xenial 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 (4.9~rc1)
xenial 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 (4.9~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 (4.9~rc1)
xenial Does not exist

zesty Does not exist

linux-raspi2
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
artful Not vulnerable
(4.10.0-1004.6)
bionic Not vulnerable
(4.13.0-1005.5)
precise Does not exist

trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (4.9~rc1)
xenial
Released (4.4.0-1038.45)
zesty Not vulnerable
(4.8.0-1018.21)
linux-snapdragon
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
artful Not vulnerable
(4.4.0-1050.54)
bionic Not vulnerable

precise Does not exist

trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (4.9~rc1)
xenial
Released (4.4.0-1035.39)
zesty Not vulnerable
(4.4.0-1033.37)
linux-ti-omap4
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
artful Does not exist

bionic Does not exist

precise Does not exist

trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (4.9~rc1)
xenial Does not exist

zesty Does not exist