CVE-2016-6213 (retired)

Priority
Description
fs/namespace.c in the Linux kernel before 4.9 does not restrict how many
mounts may exist in a mount namespace, which allows local users to cause a
denial of service (memory consumption and deadlock) via MS_BIND mount
system calls, as demonstrated by a loop that triggers exponential growth in
the number of mounts.
Ubuntu-Description
CAI Qian discovered that shared bind mounts in a mount namespace
exponentially added entries without restriction to the Linux kernel's mount
table. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system
crash).
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
 sbeattie> The fix for this issue introduces a new
/proc/sys/fs/mount-max sysctl that can be used to adjust the limit
Package
Source: linux (LP Ubuntu Debian)
Upstream:released (4.9~rc1)
Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin):ignored (was needed ESM criteria)
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus):released (4.4.0-57.78)
Patches:
Introduced by 1da177e4c3f41524e886b7f1b8a0c1fc7321cac2Fixed by d29216842a85c7970c536108e093963f02714498
Package
Upstream:released (4.9~rc1)
Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin):DNE (precise was needed)
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus):DNE
This package is not directly supported by the Ubuntu Security Team
Package
Upstream:released (4.9~rc1)
Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin):DNE
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus):not-affected (4.4.0-1001.10)
Package
Upstream:released (4.9~rc1)
Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin):DNE
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus):ignored (abandoned)
Package
Upstream:released (4.9~rc1)
Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin):DNE
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus):not-affected (4.4.0-1003.3)
Package
Upstream:released (4.9~rc1)
Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin):DNE
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus):ignored (abandoned)
Package
Upstream:released (4.9~rc1)
Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin):DNE
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus):DNE
Package
Upstream:released (4.9~rc1)
Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin):DNE
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus):not-affected (4.8.0-36.36~16.04.1)
Package
Upstream:released (4.9~rc1)
Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin):DNE
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus):not-affected (4.8.0-36.36~16.04.1)
Package
linux-krillin:ignored (was needed now end-of-life)
Package
Upstream:released (4.9~rc1)
Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin):DNE (precise was ignored [abandoned])
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus):DNE
Package
Upstream:released (4.9~rc1)
Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin):DNE (precise was ignored [abandoned])
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus):DNE
Package
Upstream:released (4.9~rc1)
Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin):DNE (precise was ignored [abandoned])
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus):DNE
Package
Upstream:released (4.9~rc1)
Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin):DNE (precise was ignored [end-of-life])
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus):DNE
Patches:
This package is not directly supported by the Ubuntu Security Team
Package
Upstream:released (4.9~rc1)
Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin):DNE (precise was ignored [end-of-life])
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus):DNE
Package
Upstream:released (4.9~rc1)
Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin):DNE (precise was ignored [end-of-life])
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus):DNE
This package is not directly supported by the Ubuntu Security Team
Package
Upstream:released (4.9~rc1)
Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin):released (3.13.0-106.153~precise1)
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus):DNE
Package
Upstream:released (4.9~rc1)
Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin):DNE
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus):DNE
Package
Upstream:released (4.9~rc1)
Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin):DNE
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus):DNE
Package
Upstream:released (4.9~rc1)
Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin):DNE
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus):DNE
Package
Upstream:released (4.9~rc1)
Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin):DNE
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus):DNE
Package
Upstream:released (4.9~rc1)
Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin):DNE
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus):DNE
Package
Upstream:released (4.9~rc1)
Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin):DNE
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus):ignored (abandoned)
Package
Upstream:released (4.9~rc1)
Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin):DNE
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus):DNE
Package
Upstream:released (4.9~rc1)
Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin):DNE (precise was ignored [abandoned])
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus):DNE
Package
Upstream:released (4.9~rc1)
Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin):DNE
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus):released (4.4.0-1038.45)
Package
Upstream:released (4.9~rc1)
Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin):DNE
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus):released (4.4.0-1042.46)
Package
Upstream:released (4.9~rc1)
Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin):DNE (precise was needed)
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus):DNE
Package
linux-vegetahd:ignored (was needed now end-of-life)
More Information

Updated: 2019-08-23 09:11:18 UTC (commit 436fd4ed4cf0038ddd382cb8649607ace163dda7)