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
Upstream
Released (4.11~rc7)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) Not vulnerable
(4.13.0-16.19)
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus)
Released (4.4.0-79.100)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr)
Released (3.13.0-142.191)
Patches:
Introduced by 1da177e4c3f41524e886b7f1b8a0c1fc7321cac2
Fixed by a4866aa812518ed1a37d8ea0c881dc946409de94
linux-armadaxp
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (4.11~rc7)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) Does not exist

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) Does not exist

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

This package is not directly supported by the Ubuntu Security Team
linux-aws
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (4.11~rc7)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) Does not exist

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus)
Released (4.4.0-1018.27)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Not vulnerable
(4.4.0-1002.2)
linux-azure
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (4.11~rc7)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) Does not exist

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) Not vulnerable
(4.11.0-1009.9)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Not vulnerable
(4.15.0-1023.24~14.04.1)
linux-euclid
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (4.11~rc7)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) Does not exist

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) Ignored
(was needed ESM criteria)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

linux-flo
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (4.11~rc7)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) Does not exist

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) Ignored
(abandoned)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist
(trusty was ignored)
linux-gcp
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (4.11~rc7)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) Does not exist

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) Not vulnerable
(4.10.0-1004.4)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

linux-gke
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (4.11~rc7)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) Does not exist

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus)
Released (4.4.0-1014.14)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

linux-goldfish
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (4.11~rc7)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) Does not exist

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) Ignored
(abandoned)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist
(trusty was ignored)
linux-grouper
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (4.11~rc7)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) Does not exist

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) Does not exist

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist
(trusty was ignored)
linux-hwe
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (4.11~rc7)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) Does not exist

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus)
Released (4.10.0-27.30~16.04.2)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

linux-hwe-edge
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (4.11~rc7)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) Does not exist

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus)
Released (4.10.0-27.30~16.04.2)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

linux-kvm
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (4.11~rc7)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) Does not exist

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) Not vulnerable
(4.4.0-1004.9)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

linux-linaro-omap
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (4.11~rc7)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) Does not exist

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) Does not exist

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

linux-linaro-shared
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (4.11~rc7)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) Does not exist

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) Does not exist

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

linux-linaro-vexpress
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (4.11~rc7)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) Does not exist

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) Does not exist

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

linux-lts-quantal
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (4.11~rc7)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) Does not exist

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) Does not exist

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

This package is not directly supported by the Ubuntu Security Team
linux-lts-raring
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (4.11~rc7)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) Does not exist

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) Does not exist

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

linux-lts-saucy
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (4.11~rc7)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) Does not exist

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) Does not exist

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

This package is not directly supported by the Ubuntu Security Team
linux-lts-trusty
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (4.11~rc7)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) Does not exist

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) Does not exist

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

linux-lts-utopic
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (4.11~rc7)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) Does not exist

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) Does not exist

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist
(trusty was ignored [out of standard support])
linux-lts-vivid
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (4.11~rc7)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) Does not exist

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) Does not exist

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist
(trusty was ignored [was needed now end-of-life])
linux-lts-wily
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (4.11~rc7)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) Does not exist

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) Does not exist

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist
(trusty was ignored [out of standard support])
linux-lts-xenial
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (4.11~rc7)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) Does not exist

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) Does not exist

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr)
Released (4.4.0-79.100~14.04.1)
linux-maguro
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (4.11~rc7)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) Does not exist

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) Does not exist

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist
(trusty was ignored)
linux-mako
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (4.11~rc7)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) Does not exist

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) Ignored
(abandoned)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist
(trusty was ignored)
linux-manta
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (4.11~rc7)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) Does not exist

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) Does not exist

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist
(trusty was ignored)
linux-oem
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (4.11~rc7)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) Does not exist

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) Not vulnerable
(4.13.0-1008.9)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

linux-qcm-msm
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (4.11~rc7)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) Does not exist

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) Does not exist

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

linux-raspi2
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (4.11~rc7)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) Not vulnerable
(4.13.0-1005.5)
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus)
Released (4.4.0-1057.64)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

linux-snapdragon
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (4.11~rc7)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) Not vulnerable
(4.4.0-1077.82)
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus)
Released (4.4.0-1059.63)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

linux-ti-omap4
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (4.11~rc7)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) Does not exist

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) Does not exist

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist