CVE-2015-8539

Priority
Description
The KEYS subsystem in the Linux kernel before 4.4 allows local users to
gain privileges or cause a denial of service (BUG) via crafted keyctl
commands that negatively instantiate a key, related to
security/keys/encrypted-keys/encrypted.c, security/keys/trusted.c, and
security/keys/user_defined.c.
Ubuntu-Description
Dmitry Vyukov discovered that the key management subsystem in the Linux
kernel did not properly restrict adding a key that already exists but is
negatively instantiated. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial
of service (system crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code.
Notes
 sarnold> Debian's triage suggested this was introduced by
  146aa8b1453bd8f1ff2304ffb71b4ee0eb9acdcc
 sbeattie> verified this is an issue with precise's kernel, the second
  reproducer in the git commit results in a NULL pointer exception
 tyhicks> As sbeattie mentioned above, this is present prior to 4.4.
  I'm setting the break commit to the start of git history which is
  after user keys were added
Package
Source: linux (LP Ubuntu Debian)
Upstream:released (4.4~rc3)
Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin):ignored (was needed ESM criteria)
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr):released (3.13.0-161.211)
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus):not-affected (4.4.0-2.16)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver):not-affected (4.13.0-16.19)
Ubuntu 18.10 (Cosmic Cuttlefish):not-affected (4.15.0-20.21)
Ubuntu 19.04 (Disco Dingo):not-affected (4.15.0-20.21)
Patches:
Introduced by 1da177e4c3f41524e886b7f1b8a0c1fc7321cac2Fixed by 096fe9eaea40a17e125569f9e657e34cdb6d73bd
Package
Upstream:released (4.4~rc3)
Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin):DNE
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr):not-affected (4.4.0-1002.2)
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus):not-affected (4.4.0-1001.10)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver):not-affected (4.15.0-1001.1)
Ubuntu 18.10 (Cosmic Cuttlefish):not-affected (4.15.0-1007.7)
Ubuntu 19.04 (Disco Dingo):not-affected (4.15.0-1007.7)
Package
Upstream:released (4.4~rc3)
Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin):DNE
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr):not-affected (4.15.0-1023.24~14.04.1)
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus):not-affected (4.11.0-1009.9)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver):not-affected (4.15.0-1002.2)
Ubuntu 18.10 (Cosmic Cuttlefish):not-affected (4.15.0-1009.9)
Ubuntu 19.04 (Disco Dingo):not-affected (4.15.0-1009.9)
Package
Upstream:released (4.4~rc3)
Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin):DNE
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr):DNE
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus):not-affected (4.15.0-1002.2)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver):not-affected (4.18.0-1003.3~18.04.1)
Ubuntu 18.10 (Cosmic Cuttlefish):DNE
Ubuntu 19.04 (Disco Dingo):DNE
Package
Upstream:released (4.4~rc3)
Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin):DNE
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr):DNE
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus):not-affected (4.4.0-9019.20)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver):DNE
Ubuntu 18.10 (Cosmic Cuttlefish):DNE
Ubuntu 19.04 (Disco Dingo):DNE
Package
Upstream:released (4.4~rc3)
Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin):DNE
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr):ignored (abandoned)
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus):ignored (abandoned)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver):DNE
Ubuntu 18.10 (Cosmic Cuttlefish):DNE
Ubuntu 19.04 (Disco Dingo):DNE
Package
Upstream:released (4.4~rc3)
Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin):DNE
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr):DNE
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus):not-affected (4.10.0-1004.4)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver):not-affected (4.15.0-1001.1)
Ubuntu 18.10 (Cosmic Cuttlefish):not-affected (4.15.0-1006.6)
Ubuntu 19.04 (Disco Dingo):not-affected (4.15.0-1006.6)
Package
Upstream:released (4.4~rc3)
Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin):DNE
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr):DNE
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus):ignored (end-of-life)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver):DNE
Ubuntu 18.10 (Cosmic Cuttlefish):DNE
Ubuntu 19.04 (Disco Dingo):DNE
Package
Upstream:released (4.4~rc3)
Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin):DNE
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr):ignored (abandoned)
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus):ignored (end-of-life)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver):DNE
Ubuntu 18.10 (Cosmic Cuttlefish):DNE
Ubuntu 19.04 (Disco Dingo):DNE
Package
Upstream:released (4.4~rc3)
Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin):DNE
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr):ignored (abandoned)
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus):DNE
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver):DNE
Ubuntu 18.10 (Cosmic Cuttlefish):DNE
Ubuntu 19.04 (Disco Dingo):DNE
Package
Upstream:released (4.4~rc3)
Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin):DNE
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr):DNE
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus):not-affected (4.8.0-36.36~16.04.1)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver):DNE
Ubuntu 18.10 (Cosmic Cuttlefish):DNE
Ubuntu 19.04 (Disco Dingo):DNE
Package
Upstream:released (4.4~rc3)
Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin):DNE
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr):DNE
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus):not-affected (4.8.0-36.36~16.04.1)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver):not-affected (4.18.0-8.9~18.04.1)
Ubuntu 18.10 (Cosmic Cuttlefish):DNE
Ubuntu 19.04 (Disco Dingo):DNE
Package
Upstream:released (4.4~rc3)
Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin):DNE
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr):DNE
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus):not-affected (4.4.0-1004.9)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver):not-affected (4.15.0-1002.2)
Ubuntu 18.10 (Cosmic Cuttlefish):not-affected (4.15.0-1008.8)
Ubuntu 19.04 (Disco Dingo):not-affected (4.15.0-1008.8)
Package
Upstream:released (4.4~rc3)
Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin):released (3.13.0-161.211~precise1)
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr):DNE
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus):DNE
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver):DNE
Ubuntu 18.10 (Cosmic Cuttlefish):DNE
Ubuntu 19.04 (Disco Dingo):DNE
Package
Upstream:released (4.4~rc3)
Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin):DNE
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr):ignored (end-of-life)
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus):DNE
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver):DNE
Ubuntu 18.10 (Cosmic Cuttlefish):DNE
Ubuntu 19.04 (Disco Dingo):DNE
Package
Upstream:released (4.4~rc3)
Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin):DNE
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr):ignored (end-of-life)
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus):DNE
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver):DNE
Ubuntu 18.10 (Cosmic Cuttlefish):DNE
Ubuntu 19.04 (Disco Dingo):DNE
Package
Upstream:released (4.4~rc3)
Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin):DNE
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr):ignored (end-of-life)
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus):DNE
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver):DNE
Ubuntu 18.10 (Cosmic Cuttlefish):DNE
Ubuntu 19.04 (Disco Dingo):DNE
Package
Upstream:released (4.4~rc3)
Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin):DNE
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr):not-affected (4.4.0-13.29~14.04.1)
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus):DNE
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver):DNE
Ubuntu 18.10 (Cosmic Cuttlefish):DNE
Ubuntu 19.04 (Disco Dingo):DNE
Package
Upstream:released (4.4~rc3)
Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin):DNE
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr):ignored (abandoned)
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus):DNE
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver):DNE
Ubuntu 18.10 (Cosmic Cuttlefish):DNE
Ubuntu 19.04 (Disco Dingo):DNE
Package
Upstream:released (4.4~rc3)
Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin):DNE
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr):ignored (abandoned)
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus):ignored (abandoned)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver):DNE
Ubuntu 18.10 (Cosmic Cuttlefish):DNE
Ubuntu 19.04 (Disco Dingo):DNE
Package
Upstream:released (4.4~rc3)
Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin):DNE
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr):ignored (abandoned)
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus):DNE
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver):DNE
Ubuntu 18.10 (Cosmic Cuttlefish):DNE
Ubuntu 19.04 (Disco Dingo):DNE
Package
Upstream:released (4.4~rc3)
Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin):DNE
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr):DNE
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus):not-affected (4.13.0-1008.9)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver):not-affected (4.15.0-1002.3)
Ubuntu 18.10 (Cosmic Cuttlefish):not-affected (4.15.0-1004.5)
Ubuntu 19.04 (Disco Dingo):not-affected (4.15.0-1004.5)
Package
Upstream:released (4.4~rc3)
Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin):DNE
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr):DNE
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus):not-affected (4.4.0-1003.4)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver):not-affected (4.13.0-1005.5)
Ubuntu 18.10 (Cosmic Cuttlefish):not-affected (4.15.0-1010.11)
Ubuntu 19.04 (Disco Dingo):not-affected (4.15.0-1010.11)
Package
Upstream:released (4.4~rc3)
Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin):DNE
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr):DNE
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus):not-affected (4.4.0-1012.12)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver):DNE
Ubuntu 18.10 (Cosmic Cuttlefish):DNE
Ubuntu 19.04 (Disco Dingo):DNE
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Updated: 2018-10-31 21:21:35 UTC (commit cfa7cf69d76449ccff972ac22f40976a08d908c2)