CVE-2016-5195

Priority
High
Description
Race condition in mm/gup.c in the Linux kernel 2.x through 4.x before 4.8.3
allows local users to gain privileges by leveraging incorrect handling of a
copy-on-write (COW) feature to write to a read-only memory mapping, as
exploited in the wild in October 2016, aka "Dirty COW."
Ubuntu-Description
It was discovered that a race condition existed in the memory manager of
the Linux kernel when handling copy-on-write breakage of private read-only
memory mappings. A local attacker could use this to gain administrative
privileges.
References
Bugs
Notes
 jdstrand> android kernels (flo, goldfish, grouper, maguro, mako and manta) are
  not supported on the Ubuntu Touch 14.10 and earlier preview kernels
 jdstrand> linux-lts-saucy no longer receives official support
 jdstrand> linux-lts-quantal no longer receives official support
Package
Upstream:released (4.9~rc2)
Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (Precise Pangolin):released (3.13.0-100.147~precise1)
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr):DNE
Ubuntu Touch 15.04:DNE
Ubuntu Core 15.04:DNE
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus):DNE
Ubuntu 16.10 (Yakkety Yak):DNE
Ubuntu 17.04 (Zesty Zapus):DNE
Package
Upstream:released (4.9~rc2)
Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (Precise Pangolin):DNE
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr):ignored (end-of-life)
Ubuntu Touch 15.04:DNE
Ubuntu Core 15.04:DNE
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus):DNE
Ubuntu 16.10 (Yakkety Yak):DNE
Ubuntu 17.04 (Zesty Zapus):DNE
Package
linux-vegetahd:needed
Package
Upstream:released (4.9~rc2)
Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (Precise Pangolin):ignored (end-of-life)
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr):DNE
Ubuntu Touch 15.04:DNE
Ubuntu Core 15.04:DNE
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus):DNE
Ubuntu 16.10 (Yakkety Yak):DNE
Ubuntu 17.04 (Zesty Zapus):DNE
Patches:
Package
Source: linux (LP Ubuntu Debian)
Upstream:released (4.9~rc2)
Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (Precise Pangolin):released (3.2.0-115.157)
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr):released (3.13.0-100.147)
Ubuntu Touch 15.04:DNE
Ubuntu Core 15.04:released (3.19.0-73.81)
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus):released (4.4.0-45.66)
Ubuntu 16.10 (Yakkety Yak):released (4.8.0-26.28)
Ubuntu 17.04 (Zesty Zapus):not-affected (4.8.0-26.28)
Patches:
Introduced by 0a27a14a62921b438bb6f33772690d345a089be6Fixed by 19be0eaffa3ac7d8eb6784ad9bdbc7d67ed8e619
Package
Upstream:released (4.9~rc2)
Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (Precise Pangolin):released (3.2.0-1493.120)
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr):DNE
Ubuntu Touch 15.04:DNE
Ubuntu Core 15.04:DNE
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus):DNE
Ubuntu 16.10 (Yakkety Yak):DNE
Ubuntu 17.04 (Zesty Zapus):DNE
Package
Upstream:released (4.9~rc2)
Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (Precise Pangolin):ignored (end-of-life)
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr):DNE
Ubuntu Touch 15.04:DNE
Ubuntu Core 15.04:DNE
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus):DNE
Ubuntu 16.10 (Yakkety Yak):DNE
Ubuntu 17.04 (Zesty Zapus):DNE
Package
Upstream:released (4.9~rc2)
Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (Precise Pangolin):released (3.2.0-1677.104)
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr):DNE
Ubuntu Touch 15.04:DNE
Ubuntu Core 15.04:DNE
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus):DNE
Ubuntu 16.10 (Yakkety Yak):DNE
Ubuntu 17.04 (Zesty Zapus):DNE
Package
Upstream:released (4.9~rc2)
Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (Precise Pangolin):ignored (abandoned)
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr):DNE
Ubuntu Touch 15.04:DNE
Ubuntu Core 15.04:DNE
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus):DNE
Ubuntu 16.10 (Yakkety Yak):DNE
Ubuntu 17.04 (Zesty Zapus):DNE
Package
Upstream:released (4.9~rc2)
Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (Precise Pangolin):DNE
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr):ignored
Ubuntu Touch 15.04:DNE
Ubuntu Core 15.04:DNE
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus):DNE
Ubuntu 16.10 (Yakkety Yak):DNE
Ubuntu 17.04 (Zesty Zapus):DNE
Package
Upstream:released (4.9~rc2)
Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (Precise Pangolin):DNE
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr):released (4.4.0-45.66~14.04.1)
Ubuntu Touch 15.04:DNE
Ubuntu Core 15.04:DNE
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus):DNE
Ubuntu 16.10 (Yakkety Yak):DNE
Ubuntu 17.04 (Zesty Zapus):DNE
Package
Upstream:released (4.9~rc2)
Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (Precise Pangolin):ignored (end-of-life)
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr):DNE
Ubuntu Touch 15.04:DNE
Ubuntu Core 15.04:DNE
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus):DNE
Ubuntu 16.10 (Yakkety Yak):DNE
Ubuntu 17.04 (Zesty Zapus):DNE
Package
Upstream:released (4.9~rc2)
Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (Precise Pangolin):DNE
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr):DNE
Ubuntu Touch 15.04:DNE
Ubuntu Core 15.04:DNE
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus):not-affected
Ubuntu 16.10 (Yakkety Yak):DNE
Ubuntu 17.04 (Zesty Zapus):DNE
Package
Upstream:released (4.9~rc2)
Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (Precise Pangolin):DNE
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr):ignored
Ubuntu Touch 15.04:DNE
Ubuntu Core 15.04:DNE
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus):DNE
Ubuntu 16.10 (Yakkety Yak):DNE
Ubuntu 17.04 (Zesty Zapus):DNE
Package
Upstream:released (4.9~rc2)
Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (Precise Pangolin):DNE
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr):ignored
Ubuntu Touch 15.04:DNE
Ubuntu Core 15.04:DNE
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus):DNE
Ubuntu 16.10 (Yakkety Yak):DNE
Ubuntu 17.04 (Zesty Zapus):DNE
Package
Upstream:released (4.9~rc2)
Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (Precise Pangolin):ignored (abandoned)
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr):DNE
Ubuntu Touch 15.04:DNE
Ubuntu Core 15.04:DNE
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus):DNE
Ubuntu 16.10 (Yakkety Yak):DNE
Ubuntu 17.04 (Zesty Zapus):DNE
Package
Upstream:released (4.9~rc2)
Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (Precise Pangolin):ignored (abandoned)
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr):DNE
Ubuntu Touch 15.04:DNE
Ubuntu Core 15.04:DNE
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus):DNE
Ubuntu 16.10 (Yakkety Yak):DNE
Ubuntu 17.04 (Zesty Zapus):DNE
Package
Upstream:released (4.9~rc2)
Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (Precise Pangolin):DNE
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr):released (3.19.0-73.81~14.04.1)
Ubuntu Touch 15.04:DNE
Ubuntu Core 15.04:DNE
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus):DNE
Ubuntu 16.10 (Yakkety Yak):DNE
Ubuntu 17.04 (Zesty Zapus):DNE
Package
Upstream:released (4.9~rc2)
Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (Precise Pangolin):DNE
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr):DNE
Ubuntu Touch 15.04:DNE
Ubuntu Core 15.04:DNE
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus):not-affected
Ubuntu 16.10 (Yakkety Yak):DNE
Ubuntu 17.04 (Zesty Zapus):DNE
Package
Upstream:released (4.9~rc2)
Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (Precise Pangolin):DNE
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr):DNE
Ubuntu Touch 15.04:DNE
Ubuntu Core 15.04:needed
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus):released (4.4.0-1029.36)
Ubuntu 16.10 (Yakkety Yak):released (4.8.0-1018.21)
Ubuntu 17.04 (Zesty Zapus):not-affected (4.8.0-1017.20)
Package
Upstream:released (4.9~rc2)
Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (Precise Pangolin):DNE
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr):DNE
Ubuntu Touch 15.04:DNE
Ubuntu Core 15.04:DNE
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus):released (4.4.0-1032.36)
Ubuntu 16.10 (Yakkety Yak):released (4.4.0-1032.36)
Ubuntu 17.04 (Zesty Zapus):not-affected (4.4.0-1032.36)
Package
Upstream:released (4.9~rc2)
Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (Precise Pangolin):DNE
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr):ignored
Ubuntu Touch 15.04:DNE
Ubuntu Core 15.04:DNE
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus):needed
Ubuntu 16.10 (Yakkety Yak):needs-triage
Ubuntu 17.04 (Zesty Zapus):needs-triage
Package
Upstream:released (4.9~rc2)
Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (Precise Pangolin):ignored (abandoned)
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr):DNE
Ubuntu Touch 15.04:DNE
Ubuntu Core 15.04:DNE
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus):DNE
Ubuntu 16.10 (Yakkety Yak):DNE
Ubuntu 17.04 (Zesty Zapus):DNE
Package
Upstream:released (4.9~rc2)
Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (Precise Pangolin):DNE
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr):ignored (end-of-life)
Ubuntu Touch 15.04:DNE
Ubuntu Core 15.04:DNE
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus):DNE
Ubuntu 16.10 (Yakkety Yak):DNE
Ubuntu 17.04 (Zesty Zapus):DNE
Package
Upstream:released (4.9~rc2)
Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (Precise Pangolin):DNE
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr):ignored
Ubuntu Touch 15.04:DNE
Ubuntu Core 15.04:DNE
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus):needed
Ubuntu 16.10 (Yakkety Yak):needs-triage
Ubuntu 17.04 (Zesty Zapus):needs-triage
Package
Upstream:released (4.9~rc2)
Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (Precise Pangolin):DNE
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr):DNE
Ubuntu Touch 15.04:DNE
Ubuntu Core 15.04:DNE
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus):not-affected (4.8.0-36.36~16.04.1)
Ubuntu 16.10 (Yakkety Yak):DNE
Ubuntu 17.04 (Zesty Zapus):DNE
Package
linux-krillin:needed
Package
Upstream:released (4.9~rc2)
Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (Precise Pangolin):DNE
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr):ignored
Ubuntu Touch 15.04:DNE
Ubuntu Core 15.04:DNE
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus):needed
Ubuntu 16.10 (Yakkety Yak):needs-triage
Ubuntu 17.04 (Zesty Zapus):needs-triage
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Updated: 2017-02-22 19:16:36 UTC (commit 12130)