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CVE-2018-1000200

Published: 23 April 2018

The Linux Kernel versions 4.14, 4.15, and 4.16 has a null pointer dereference which can result in an out of memory (OOM) killing of large mlocked processes. The issue arises from an oom killed process's final thread calling exit_mmap(), which calls munlock_vma_pages_all() for mlocked vmas.This can happen synchronously with the oom reaper's unmap_page_range() since the vma's VM_LOCKED bit is cleared before munlocking (to determine if any other vmas share the memory and are mlocked).

From the Ubuntu security team

It was discovered that, when attempting to handle an out-of-memory situation, a null pointer dereference could be triggered in the Linux kernel in some circumstances. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash).

Notes

AuthorNote
tyhicks
Proposed fix (v2): https://marc.info/?l=linux-kernel&m=152401997210084&w=2
Proposed fix (v3): https://marc.info/?l=linux-kernel&m=152460926619256
Priority

Medium

CVSS 3 base score: 5.5

Status

Package Release Status
linux
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
artful Not vulnerable

bionic
Released (4.15.0-33.36)
cosmic Not vulnerable
(4.17.0-6.7)
precise Not vulnerable

trusty Not vulnerable

upstream
Released (4.17~rc5)
xenial Not vulnerable

Patches:
Introduced by

212925802454672e6cd2949a727f5e2c1377bf06

Fixed by 27ae357fa82be5ab73b2ef8d39dcb8ca2563483a
linux-aws
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
artful Does not exist

bionic
Released (4.15.0-1020.20)
cosmic Not vulnerable
(4.15.0-1020.20)
precise Does not exist

trusty Not vulnerable

upstream
Released (4.17~rc5)
xenial Not vulnerable

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

bionic
Released (4.15.0-1022.23)
cosmic Not vulnerable
(4.18.0-1003.3)
precise Does not exist

trusty Not vulnerable
(4.15.0-1023.24~14.04.1)
upstream
Released (4.17~rc5)
xenial
Released (4.15.0-1022.22~16.04.1)
linux-azure-edge
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
bionic Not vulnerable
(4.18.0-1003.3~18.04.1)
cosmic Does not exist

precise Does not exist

trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (4.17~rc5)
xenial
Released (4.15.0-1022.23)
linux-euclid
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
artful Does not exist

bionic Does not exist

cosmic Does not exist

precise Does not exist

trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (4.17~rc5)
xenial Not vulnerable

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

bionic Does not exist

cosmic Does not exist

precise Does not exist

trusty Does not exist
(trusty was ignored [abandoned])
upstream
Released (4.17~rc5)
xenial Ignored
(abandoned)
linux-gcp
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
artful Does not exist

bionic
Released (4.15.0-1018.19)
cosmic Not vulnerable
(4.15.0-1018.19)
precise Does not exist

trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (4.17~rc5)
xenial
Released (4.15.0-1018.19~16.04.2)
linux-gke
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
artful Does not exist

bionic Does not exist

cosmic Does not exist

precise Does not exist

trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (4.17~rc5)
xenial Ignored
(was needs-triage now end-of-life)
linux-goldfish
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
artful Does not exist

bionic Does not exist

cosmic Does not exist

precise Does not exist

trusty Does not exist
(trusty was ignored [abandoned])
upstream
Released (4.17~rc5)
xenial Ignored
(was needs-triage now end-of-life)
linux-grouper
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
artful Does not exist

bionic Does not exist

cosmic Does not exist

precise Does not exist

trusty Does not exist
(trusty was ignored [abandoned])
upstream
Released (4.17~rc5)
xenial Does not exist

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

bionic Not vulnerable

cosmic Does not exist

precise Does not exist

trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (4.17~rc5)
xenial
Released (4.15.0-33.36~16.04.1)
linux-hwe-edge
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
artful Does not exist

bionic Not vulnerable
(4.18.0-11.12~18.04.1)
cosmic Does not exist

precise Does not exist

trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (4.17~rc5)
xenial
Released (4.15.0-33.36~16.04.1)
linux-kvm
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
artful Does not exist

bionic
Released (4.15.0-1020.20)
cosmic Not vulnerable
(4.15.0-1020.20)
precise Does not exist

trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (4.17~rc5)
xenial Not vulnerable

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

bionic Does not exist

cosmic Does not exist

precise Not vulnerable

trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (4.17~rc5)
xenial Does not exist

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

bionic Does not exist

cosmic Does not exist

precise Does not exist

trusty Does not exist
(trusty was ignored [out of standard support])
upstream
Released (4.17~rc5)
xenial Does not exist

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

bionic Does not exist

cosmic Does not exist

precise Does not exist

trusty Does not exist
(trusty was ignored [out of standard support])
upstream
Released (4.17~rc5)
xenial Does not exist

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

bionic Does not exist

cosmic Does not exist

precise Does not exist

trusty Does not exist
(trusty was ignored [out of standard support])
upstream
Released (4.17~rc5)
xenial Does not exist

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

bionic Does not exist

cosmic Does not exist

precise Does not exist

trusty Not vulnerable

upstream
Released (4.17~rc5)
xenial Does not exist

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

bionic Does not exist

cosmic Does not exist

precise Does not exist

trusty Does not exist
(trusty was ignored [abandoned])
upstream
Released (4.17~rc5)
xenial Does not exist

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

bionic Does not exist

cosmic Does not exist

precise Does not exist

trusty Does not exist
(trusty was ignored [abandoned])
upstream
Released (4.17~rc5)
xenial Ignored
(abandoned)
linux-manta
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
artful Does not exist

bionic Does not exist

cosmic Does not exist

precise Does not exist

trusty Does not exist
(trusty was ignored [abandoned])
upstream
Released (4.17~rc5)
xenial Does not exist

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

bionic
Released (4.15.0-1017.20)
cosmic Not vulnerable
(4.15.0-1017.20)
precise Does not exist

trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (4.17~rc5)
xenial Not vulnerable

linux-raspi2
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
artful Not vulnerable

bionic
Released (4.15.0-1021.23)
cosmic Not vulnerable
(4.15.0-1021.23)
precise Does not exist

trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (4.17~rc5)
xenial Not vulnerable

linux-snapdragon
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
artful Not vulnerable

bionic Not vulnerable

cosmic Does not exist

precise Does not exist

trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (4.17~rc5)
xenial Not vulnerable