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CVE-2017-17805

Published: 20 December 2017

The Salsa20 encryption algorithm in the Linux kernel before 4.14.8 does not correctly handle zero-length inputs, allowing a local attacker able to use the AF_ALG-based skcipher interface (CONFIG_CRYPTO_USER_API_SKCIPHER) to cause a denial of service (uninitialized-memory free and kernel crash) or have unspecified other impact by executing a crafted sequence of system calls that use the blkcipher_walk API. Both the generic implementation (crypto/salsa20_generic.c) and x86 implementation (arch/x86/crypto/salsa20_glue.c) of Salsa20 were vulnerable.

From the Ubuntu Security Team

It was discovered that the Salsa20 encryption algorithm implementations in the Linux kernel did not properly handle zero-length inputs. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash).

Priority

Medium

CVSS 3 base score: 7.8

Status

Package Release Status
linux
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
artful
Released (4.13.0-38.43)
bionic Not vulnerable
(4.15.0-10.11)
precise Ignored
(was needed ESM criteria)
trusty
Released (3.13.0-144.193)
upstream
Released (4.15~rc4)
xenial
Released (4.4.0-119.143)
zesty Ignored
(reached end-of-life)
Patches:
Introduced by

eb6f13eb9f812f5812ed5d14f241309da369dee6

Fixed by ecaaab5649781c5a0effdaf298a925063020500e
linux-armadaxp
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
artful Does not exist

bionic Does not exist

precise Does not exist

trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (4.15~rc4)
xenial 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
Released (4.4.0-1016.16)
upstream
Released (4.15~rc4)
xenial
Released (4.4.0-1054.63)
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 (4.15~rc4)
xenial
Released (4.13.0-1014.17)
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 (4.15~rc4)
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 (4.15~rc4)
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 (4.15~rc4)
xenial
Released (4.13.0-1012.16)
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 (4.15~rc4)
xenial Ignored
(was needed now end-of-life)
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 (4.15~rc4)
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 (4.15~rc4)
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 (4.15~rc4)
xenial
Released (4.13.0-38.43~16.04.1)
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 (4.15~rc4)
xenial
Released (4.13.0-38.43~16.04.1)
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 (4.15~rc4)
xenial
Released (4.4.0-1020.25)
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 (4.15~rc4)
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 (4.15~rc4)
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 (4.15~rc4)
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 (4.15~rc4)
xenial 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 (4.15~rc4)
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 (4.15~rc4)
xenial 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 (3.13.0-144.193~precise1)
trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (4.15~rc4)
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 (4.15~rc4)
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 (4.15~rc4)
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 (4.15~rc4)
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 (4.4.0-119.143~14.04.1)
upstream
Released (4.15~rc4)
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 (4.15~rc4)
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 (4.15~rc4)
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 (4.15~rc4)
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 (4.15~rc4)
xenial
Released (4.13.0-1022.24)
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 (4.15~rc4)
xenial Does not exist

zesty Does not exist

linux-raspi2
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
artful
Released (4.13.0-1016.17)
bionic Not vulnerable
(4.15.0-1006.7)
precise Does not exist

trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (4.15~rc4)
xenial
Released (4.4.0-1086.94)
zesty Ignored
(reached end-of-life)
linux-snapdragon
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
artful
Released (4.4.0-1088.93)
bionic Not vulnerable

precise Does not exist

trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (4.15~rc4)
xenial
Released (4.4.0-1088.93)
zesty Ignored
(reached end-of-life)
linux-ti-omap4
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
artful Does not exist

bionic Does not exist

precise Does not exist

trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (4.15~rc4)
xenial Does not exist

zesty Does not exist