CVE-2018-17972

Published: 03 October 2018

An issue was discovered in the proc_pid_stack function in fs/proc/base.c in the Linux kernel through 4.18.11. It does not ensure that only root may inspect the kernel stack of an arbitrary task, allowing a local attacker to exploit racy stack unwinding and leak kernel task stack contents.

From the Ubuntu security team

Jann Horn discovered that the procfs file system implementation in the Linux kernel did not properly restrict the ability to inspect the kernel stack of an arbitrary task. A local attacker could use this to expose sensitive information.

Priority

Medium

CVSS 3 base score: 5.5

Status

Package Release Status
linux
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (4.19~rc7)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver)
Released (4.15.0-44.47)
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus)
Released (4.4.0-139.165)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr)
Released (3.13.0-165.215)
Patches:
Introduced by 2ec220e27f5040aec1e88901c1b6ea3d135787ad
Fixed by f8a00cef17206ecd1b30d3d9f99e10d9fa707aa7
linux-aws
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (4.19~rc7)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver)
Released (4.15.0-1032.34)
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus)
Released (4.4.0-1072.82)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr)
Released (4.4.0-1034.37)
linux-aws-hwe
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (4.19~rc7)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) Does not exist

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus)
Released (4.15.0-1032.34~16.04.1)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

linux-azure
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (4.19~rc7)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver)
Released (4.15.0-1037.39)
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus)
Released (4.15.0-1037.39~16.04.1)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr)
Released (4.15.0-1037.39~14.04.2)
linux-azure-edge
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (4.19~rc7)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver)
Released (4.15.0-1037.39)
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus)
Released (4.15.0-1037.39~16.04.1)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

linux-euclid
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (4.19~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 (4.19~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 [abandoned])
linux-gcp
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (4.19~rc7)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver)
Released (4.15.0-1027.28)
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus)
Released (4.15.0-1027.28~16.04.1)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

linux-gcp-edge
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (4.19~rc7)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) Not vulnerable
(4.18.0-1004.5~18.04.1)
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) Does not exist

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

linux-gke
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (4.19~rc7)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) Does not exist

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

linux-goldfish
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (4.19~rc7)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) Does not exist

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (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 (4.19~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 [abandoned])
linux-hwe
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (4.19~rc7)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) Not vulnerable
(4.18.0-13.14~18.04.1)
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus)
Released (4.15.0-45.48~16.04.1)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

linux-hwe-edge
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (4.19~rc7)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) Not vulnerable
(5.0.0-8.9~18.04.1)
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus)
Released (4.15.0-45.48~16.04.1)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

linux-kvm
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (4.19~rc7)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver)
Released (4.15.0-1029.29)
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus)
Released (4.4.0-1037.43)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

linux-lts-trusty
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (4.19~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 (4.19~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 (4.19~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-wily
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (4.19~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 (4.19~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 (4.4.0-139.165~14.04.1)
linux-maguro
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (4.19~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 [abandoned])
linux-mako
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (4.19~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 [abandoned])
linux-manta
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (4.19~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 [abandoned])
linux-oem
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (4.19~rc7)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver)
Released (4.15.0-1033.38)
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) Ignored
(was needs-triage now end-of-life)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

linux-oracle
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (4.19~rc7)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver)
Released (4.15.0-1008.10)
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus)
Released (4.15.0-1008.10~16.04.1)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

linux-raspi2
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (4.19~rc7)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver)
Released (4.15.0-1031.33)
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus)
Released (4.4.0-1100.108)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

linux-snapdragon
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (4.19~rc7)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) Not vulnerable

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus)
Released (4.4.0-1104.109)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist