CVE-2018-13405

Published: 06 July 2018

The inode_init_owner function in fs/inode.c in the Linux kernel through 3.16 allows local users to create files with an unintended group ownership, in a scenario where a directory is SGID to a certain group and is writable by a user who is not a member of that group. Here, the non-member can trigger creation of a plain file whose group ownership is that group. The intended behavior was that the non-member can trigger creation of a directory (but not a plain file) whose group ownership is that group. The non-member can escalate privileges by making the plain file executable and SGID.

From the Ubuntu security team

It was discovered that the Linux kernel did not properly handle setgid file creation when performed by a non-member of the group. A local attacker could use this to gain elevated privileges.

Priority

Medium

CVSS 3 base score: 7.8

Status

Package Release Status
linux
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (4.18~rc4)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver)
Released (4.15.0-33.36)
Ubuntu 16.04 ESM (Xenial Xerus)
Released (4.4.0-134.160)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr)
Released (3.13.0-157.207)
Patches:
Introduced by 1da177e4c3f41524e886b7f1b8a0c1fc7321cac2
Fixed by 0fa3ecd87848c9c93c2c828ef4c3a8ca36ce46c7
linux-aws
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (4.18~rc4)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver)
Released (4.15.0-1020.20)
Ubuntu 16.04 ESM (Xenial Xerus)
Released (4.4.0-1066.76)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr)
Released (4.4.0-1028.31)
linux-azure
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (4.18~rc4)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver)
Released (4.15.0-1022.23)
Ubuntu 16.04 ESM (Xenial Xerus)
Released (4.15.0-1022.22~16.04.1)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Not vulnerable
(4.15.0-1023.24~14.04.1)
linux-azure-edge
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (4.18~rc4)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) Not vulnerable
(4.18.0-1003.3~18.04.1)
Ubuntu 16.04 ESM (Xenial Xerus)
Released (4.15.0-1022.23)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

linux-euclid
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (4.18~rc4)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) Does not exist

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

linux-flo
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (4.18~rc4)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) Does not exist

Ubuntu 16.04 ESM (Xenial Xerus) Ignored
(abandoned)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist
(trusty was ignored [abandoned])
linux-gcp
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (4.18~rc4)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver)
Released (4.15.0-1018.19)
Ubuntu 16.04 ESM (Xenial Xerus)
Released (4.15.0-1018.19~16.04.2)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

linux-gke
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (4.18~rc4)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) Does not exist

Ubuntu 16.04 ESM (Xenial Xerus) Ignored
(end-of-life)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

linux-goldfish
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (4.18~rc4)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) Does not exist

Ubuntu 16.04 ESM (Xenial Xerus) Ignored
(end-of-life)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist
(trusty was ignored [abandoned])
linux-grouper
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (4.18~rc4)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) Does not exist

Ubuntu 16.04 ESM (Xenial Xerus) Does not exist

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist
(trusty was ignored [abandoned])
linux-hwe
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (4.18~rc4)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) Not vulnerable

Ubuntu 16.04 ESM (Xenial Xerus)
Released (4.15.0-33.36~16.04.1)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

linux-hwe-edge
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (4.18~rc4)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) Not vulnerable
(4.18.0-11.12~18.04.1)
Ubuntu 16.04 ESM (Xenial Xerus)
Released (4.15.0-33.36~16.04.1)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

linux-kvm
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (4.18~rc4)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver)
Released (4.15.0-1020.20)
Ubuntu 16.04 ESM (Xenial Xerus)
Released (4.4.0-1032.38)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

linux-lts-trusty
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (4.18~rc4)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) Does not exist

Ubuntu 16.04 ESM (Xenial Xerus) Does not exist

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

linux-lts-utopic
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (4.18~rc4)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) Does not exist

Ubuntu 16.04 ESM (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 (4.18~rc4)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) Does not exist

Ubuntu 16.04 ESM (Xenial Xerus) Does not exist

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist
(trusty was ignored [out of standard support])
linux-lts-wily
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (4.18~rc4)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) Does not exist

Ubuntu 16.04 ESM (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 (4.18~rc4)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) Does not exist

Ubuntu 16.04 ESM (Xenial Xerus) Does not exist

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr)
Released (4.4.0-134.160~14.04.1)
linux-maguro
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (4.18~rc4)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) Does not exist

Ubuntu 16.04 ESM (Xenial Xerus) Does not exist

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist
(trusty was ignored [abandoned])
linux-mako
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (4.18~rc4)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) Does not exist

Ubuntu 16.04 ESM (Xenial Xerus) Ignored
(abandoned)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist
(trusty was ignored [abandoned])
linux-manta
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (4.18~rc4)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) Does not exist

Ubuntu 16.04 ESM (Xenial Xerus) Does not exist

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist
(trusty was ignored [abandoned])
linux-oem
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (4.18~rc4)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver)
Released (4.15.0-1017.20)
Ubuntu 16.04 ESM (Xenial Xerus) Ignored
(was needed now end-of-life)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

linux-raspi2
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (4.18~rc4)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver)
Released (4.15.0-1021.23)
Ubuntu 16.04 ESM (Xenial Xerus)
Released (4.4.0-1095.103)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

linux-snapdragon
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (4.18~rc4)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) Not vulnerable

Ubuntu 16.04 ESM (Xenial Xerus)
Released (4.4.0-1099.104)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist