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)
Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin) Ignored
(was needed ESM criteria)
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)
Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin) Does not exist

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

Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin) 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)
Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin) Does not exist

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

Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin) 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

Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin) 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])
Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin) Does not exist

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

Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin) 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

Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin) 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

Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin) 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])
Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin) Does not exist

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])
Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin) Does not exist

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

Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin) 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

Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin) 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

Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin) 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

Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin)
Released (3.13.0-165.215~precise1)
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])
Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin) Does not exist

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])
Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin) Does not exist

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])
Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin) Does not exist

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)
Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin) Does not exist

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])
Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin) Does not exist

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])
Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin) Does not exist

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])
Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin) Does not exist

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

Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin) 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

Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin) 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

Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin) 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

Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin) Does not exist