CVE-2018-6554

Published: 04 September 2018

Memory leak in the irda_bind function in net/irda/af_irda.c and later in drivers/staging/irda/net/af_irda.c in the Linux kernel before 4.17 allows local users to cause a denial of service (memory consumption) by repeatedly binding an AF_IRDA socket.

From the Ubuntu security team

It was discovered that a memory leak existed in the IRDA subsystem of the Linux kernel. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (kernel memory exhaustion).

Priority

Low

CVSS 3 base score: 5.5

Status

Package Release Status
linux
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (4.17~rc3)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver)
Released (4.15.0-36.39)
Ubuntu 16.04 ESM (Xenial Xerus)
Released (4.4.0-137.163)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr)
Released (3.13.0-160.210)
Patches:
Introduced by 1da177e4c3f41524e886b7f1b8a0c1fc7321cac2
Fixed by local-2018-6554-1|edf5c17d866eada03b8750368a12dc3def77d608
linux-aws
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (4.17~rc3)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver)
Released (4.15.0-1023.23)
Ubuntu 16.04 ESM (Xenial Xerus)
Released (4.4.0-1069.79)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr)
Released (4.4.0-1031.34)
linux-azure
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (4.17~rc3)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver)
Released (4.15.0-1025.26)
Ubuntu 16.04 ESM (Xenial Xerus)
Released (4.15.0-1025.26~16.04.1)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr)
Released (4.15.0-1030.31~14.04.1)
linux-azure-edge
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (4.17~rc3)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) Not vulnerable
(4.18.0-1004.4~18.04.1)
Ubuntu 16.04 ESM (Xenial Xerus)
Released (4.15.0-1025.26)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

linux-euclid
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (4.17~rc3)
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 (4.17~rc3)
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 (4.17~rc3)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver)
Released (4.15.0-1021.22)
Ubuntu 16.04 ESM (Xenial Xerus)
Released (4.15.0-1021.22~16.04.1)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

linux-gke
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (4.17~rc3)
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 (4.17~rc3)
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 (4.17~rc3)
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 (4.17~rc3)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) Not vulnerable

Ubuntu 16.04 ESM (Xenial Xerus)
Released (4.15.0-36.39~16.04.1)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

linux-hwe-edge
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (4.17~rc3)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) Not vulnerable
(4.18.0-11.12~18.04.1)
Ubuntu 16.04 ESM (Xenial Xerus)
Released (4.15.0-36.39~16.04.1)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

linux-kvm
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (4.17~rc3)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver)
Released (4.15.0-1023.23)
Ubuntu 16.04 ESM (Xenial Xerus)
Released (4.4.0-1035.41)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

linux-lts-trusty
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (4.17~rc3)
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 (4.17~rc3)
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 (4.17~rc3)
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 (4.17~rc3)
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 (4.17~rc3)
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 (4.4.0-137.163~14.04.1)
linux-maguro
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (4.17~rc3)
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 (4.17~rc3)
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 (4.17~rc3)
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 (4.17~rc3)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver)
Released (4.15.0-1021.24)
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 (4.17~rc3)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver)
Released (4.15.0-1024.26)
Ubuntu 16.04 ESM (Xenial Xerus)
Released (4.4.0-1098.106)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

linux-snapdragon
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (4.17~rc3)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) Not vulnerable

Ubuntu 16.04 ESM (Xenial Xerus)
Released (4.4.0-1102.107)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist