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CVE-2017-7889

Published: 16 April 2017

The mm subsystem in the Linux kernel through 3.2 does not properly enforce the CONFIG_STRICT_DEVMEM protection mechanism, which allows local users to read or write to kernel memory locations in the first megabyte (and bypass slab-allocation access restrictions) via an application that opens the /dev/mem file, related to arch/x86/mm/init.c and drivers/char/mem.c.

From the Ubuntu security team

Tommi Rantala and Brad Spengler discovered that the memory manager in the Linux kernel did not properly enforce the CONFIG_STRICT_DEVMEM protection mechanism. A local attacker with access to /dev/mem could use this to expose sensitive information or possibly execute arbitrary code.

Priority

Medium

CVSS 3 base score: 7.8

Status

Package Release Status
linux
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
artful Not vulnerable
(4.10.0-22.24)
precise Ignored
(was needed ESM criteria)
trusty
Released (3.13.0-142.191)
upstream
Released (4.11~rc7)
xenial
Released (4.4.0-79.100)
yakkety Ignored
(reached end-of-life)
zesty
Released (4.10.0-22.24)
linux-armadaxp
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
artful Does not exist

precise Does not exist
(precise was needed)
trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (4.11~rc7)
xenial Does not exist

yakkety Does not exist

zesty Does not exist

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

precise Does not exist

trusty Not vulnerable
(4.4.0-1002.2)
upstream
Released (4.11~rc7)
xenial
Released (4.4.0-1018.27)
yakkety Does not exist

zesty Does not exist

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

precise Does not exist

trusty Not vulnerable
(4.15.0-1023.24~14.04.1)
upstream
Released (4.11~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

precise Does not exist

trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (4.11~rc7)
xenial Ignored
(was needed ESM criteria)
zesty Does not exist

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

precise Does not exist

trusty Does not exist
(trusty was ignored)
upstream
Released (4.11~rc7)
xenial Ignored
(abandoned)
yakkety Ignored
(abandoned)
zesty Does not exist

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

precise Does not exist

trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (4.11~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

precise Does not exist

trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (4.11~rc7)
xenial
Released (4.4.0-1014.14)
yakkety Does not exist

zesty Does not exist

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

precise Does not exist

trusty Does not exist
(trusty was ignored)
upstream
Released (4.11~rc7)
xenial Ignored
(abandoned)
yakkety Ignored
(abandoned)
zesty Ignored
(abandoned)
linux-grouper
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
artful Does not exist

precise Does not exist

trusty Does not exist
(trusty was ignored)
upstream
Released (4.11~rc7)
xenial Does not exist

yakkety Does not exist

zesty Does not exist

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

precise Does not exist

trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (4.11~rc7)
xenial
Released (4.10.0-27.30~16.04.2)
yakkety Does not exist

zesty Does not exist

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

precise Does not exist

trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (4.11~rc7)
xenial
Released (4.10.0-27.30~16.04.2)
yakkety Does not exist

zesty Does not exist

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

precise Does not exist

trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (4.11~rc7)
xenial Not vulnerable
(4.4.0-1004.9)
zesty Does not exist

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

precise Does not exist
(precise was ignored [abandoned])
trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (4.11~rc7)
xenial Does not exist

yakkety Does not exist

zesty Does not exist

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

precise Does not exist
(precise was ignored [abandoned])
trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (4.11~rc7)
xenial Does not exist

yakkety Does not exist

zesty Does not exist

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

precise Does not exist
(precise was ignored [abandoned])
trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (4.11~rc7)
xenial Does not exist

yakkety Does not exist

zesty Does not exist

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

precise Does not exist
(precise was ignored [end-of-life])
trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (4.11~rc7)
xenial Does not exist

yakkety Does not exist

zesty Does not exist

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

precise Does not exist
(precise was ignored [end-of-life])
trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (4.11~rc7)
xenial Does not exist

yakkety Does not exist

zesty Does not exist

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

precise Does not exist
(precise was ignored [end-of-life])
trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (4.11~rc7)
xenial Does not exist

yakkety Does not exist

zesty Does not exist

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

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

upstream
Released (4.11~rc7)
xenial Does not exist

yakkety Does not exist

zesty Does not exist

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

precise Does not exist

trusty Does not exist
(trusty was ignored [out of standard support])
upstream
Released (4.11~rc7)
xenial Does not exist

yakkety Does not exist

zesty Does not exist

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

precise Does not exist

trusty Does not exist
(trusty was ignored [was needed now end-of-life])
upstream
Released (4.11~rc7)
xenial Does not exist

yakkety Does not exist

zesty Does not exist

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

precise Does not exist

trusty Does not exist
(trusty was ignored [out of standard support])
upstream
Released (4.11~rc7)
xenial Does not exist

yakkety Does not exist

zesty Does not exist

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

precise Does not exist

trusty
Released (4.4.0-79.100~14.04.1)
upstream
Released (4.11~rc7)
xenial Does not exist

yakkety Does not exist

zesty Does not exist

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

precise Does not exist

trusty Does not exist
(trusty was ignored)
upstream
Released (4.11~rc7)
xenial Does not exist

yakkety Does not exist

zesty Does not exist

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

precise Does not exist

trusty Does not exist
(trusty was ignored)
upstream
Released (4.11~rc7)
xenial Ignored
(abandoned)
yakkety Ignored
(abandoned)
zesty Does not exist

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

precise Does not exist

trusty Does not exist
(trusty was ignored)
upstream
Released (4.11~rc7)
xenial Does not exist

yakkety Does not exist

zesty Does not exist

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

precise Does not exist

trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (4.11~rc7)
xenial Not vulnerable
(4.13.0-1008.9)
zesty Does not exist

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

precise Does not exist
(precise was ignored [abandoned])
trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (4.11~rc7)
xenial Does not exist

yakkety Does not exist

zesty Does not exist

linux-raspi2
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
artful Not vulnerable
(4.10.0-1006.8)
precise Does not exist

trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (4.11~rc7)
xenial
Released (4.4.0-1057.64)
yakkety Ignored
(reached end-of-life)
zesty
Released (4.10.0-1006.8)
linux-snapdragon
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
artful Not vulnerable
(4.4.0-1059.63)
precise Does not exist

trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (4.11~rc7)
xenial
Released (4.4.0-1059.63)
yakkety
Released (4.4.0-1059.63)
zesty
Released (4.4.0-1059.63)
linux-ti-omap4
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
artful Does not exist

precise Does not exist
(precise was needed)
trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (4.11~rc7)
xenial Does not exist

yakkety Does not exist

zesty Does not exist