CVE-2017-1000255

Priority
High
Description
On Linux running on PowerPC hardware (Power8 or later) a user
process can craft a signal frame and then do a sigreturn so that
the kernel will take an exception (interrupt), and use the r1 value
*from the signal frame* as the kernel stack pointer. As part of the
exception entry the content of the signal frame is written to the
kernel stack, allowing an attacker to overwrite arbitrary locations
with arbitrary values. The exception handling does produce an oops,
and a panic if panic_on_oops=1, but only after kernel memory has
been over written. This flaw was introduced in commit: "5d176f751ee3
(powerpc: tm: Enable transactional memory (TM) lazily for userspace)"
which was merged upstream into v4.9-rc1. Please note that kernels
built with CONFIG_PPC_TRANSACTIONAL_MEM=n are not vulnerable.
Ubuntu-Description
It was discovered that on the PowerPC architecture, the kernel did not
properly sanitize the signal stack when handling sigreturn(). A local
attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash) or
possibly execute arbitrary code.
References
Bugs
Notes
 sbeattie> introduced in v4.9 cycle, PPC on power8 only
Package
Upstream:released (4.14~rc5)
Ubuntu 17.10 (Artful Aardvark):DNE
Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin):not-affected
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr):DNE
Ubuntu Core 15.04:DNE
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus):DNE
Ubuntu 17.04 (Zesty Zapus):DNE
Package
Upstream:released (4.14~rc5)
Ubuntu 17.10 (Artful Aardvark):DNE
Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin):DNE
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr):ignored (end-of-life)
Ubuntu Core 15.04:DNE
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus):DNE
Ubuntu 17.04 (Zesty Zapus):DNE
Package
Upstream:released (4.14~rc5)
Ubuntu 17.10 (Artful Aardvark):DNE
Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin):DNE
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr):DNE
Ubuntu Core 15.04:DNE
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus):not-affected
Ubuntu 17.04 (Zesty Zapus):DNE
Package
linux-vegetahd:not-affected (ppc only)
Package
Upstream:released (4.14~rc5)
Ubuntu 17.10 (Artful Aardvark):DNE
Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin):ignored (end-of-life)
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr):DNE
Ubuntu Core 15.04:DNE
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus):DNE
Ubuntu 17.04 (Zesty Zapus):DNE
Patches:
Package
Upstream:released (4.14~rc5)
Ubuntu 17.10 (Artful Aardvark):DNE
Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin):DNE
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr):DNE
Ubuntu Core 15.04:DNE
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus):not-affected
Ubuntu 17.04 (Zesty Zapus):DNE
Package
Source: linux (LP Ubuntu Debian)
Upstream:released (4.14~rc5)
Ubuntu 17.10 (Artful Aardvark):pending
Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin):not-affected
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr):not-affected
Ubuntu Core 15.04:not-affected
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus):not-affected
Ubuntu 17.04 (Zesty Zapus):released (4.10.0-37.41)
Patches:
Introduced by 5d176f751ee3c6eededd984ad409bff201f436a7Fixed by 265e60a170d0a0ecfc2d20490134ed2c48dd45ab
Introduced by 5d176f751ee3c6eededd984ad409bff201f436a7Fixed by 044215d145a7a8a60ffa8fdc859d110a795fa6ea
Package
Upstream:released (4.14~rc5)
Ubuntu 17.10 (Artful Aardvark):DNE
Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin):DNE
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr):DNE
Ubuntu Core 15.04:DNE
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus):DNE
Ubuntu 17.04 (Zesty Zapus):DNE
Package
Upstream:released (4.14~rc5)
Ubuntu 17.10 (Artful Aardvark):DNE
Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin):ignored (end-of-life)
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr):DNE
Ubuntu Core 15.04:DNE
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus):DNE
Ubuntu 17.04 (Zesty Zapus):DNE
Package
Upstream:released (4.14~rc5)
Ubuntu 17.10 (Artful Aardvark):DNE
Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin):DNE
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr):DNE
Ubuntu Core 15.04:DNE
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus):DNE
Ubuntu 17.04 (Zesty Zapus):DNE
Package
Upstream:released (4.14~rc5)
Ubuntu 17.10 (Artful Aardvark):DNE
Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin):DNE
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr):DNE
Ubuntu Core 15.04:DNE
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus):DNE
Ubuntu 17.04 (Zesty Zapus):DNE
Package
Upstream:released (4.14~rc5)
Ubuntu 17.10 (Artful Aardvark):DNE
Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin):DNE
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr):ignored (abandoned)
Ubuntu Core 15.04:DNE
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus):DNE
Ubuntu 17.04 (Zesty Zapus):DNE
Package
Upstream:released (4.14~rc5)
Ubuntu 17.10 (Artful Aardvark):DNE
Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin):DNE
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr):not-affected
Ubuntu Core 15.04:DNE
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus):DNE
Ubuntu 17.04 (Zesty Zapus):DNE
Package
Upstream:released (4.14~rc5)
Ubuntu 17.10 (Artful Aardvark):DNE
Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin):ignored (end-of-life)
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr):DNE
Ubuntu Core 15.04:DNE
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus):DNE
Ubuntu 17.04 (Zesty Zapus):DNE
Package
Upstream:released (4.14~rc5)
Ubuntu 17.10 (Artful Aardvark):DNE
Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin):DNE
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr):DNE
Ubuntu Core 15.04:DNE
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus):not-affected (ppc only)
Ubuntu 17.04 (Zesty Zapus):DNE
Package
Upstream:released (4.14~rc5)
Ubuntu 17.10 (Artful Aardvark):DNE
Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin):DNE
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr):DNE
Ubuntu Core 15.04:DNE
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus):needed
Ubuntu 17.04 (Zesty Zapus):DNE
Package
Upstream:released (4.14~rc5)
Ubuntu 17.10 (Artful Aardvark):DNE
Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin):DNE
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr):ignored (abandoned)
Ubuntu Core 15.04:DNE
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus):DNE
Ubuntu 17.04 (Zesty Zapus):DNE
Package
Upstream:released (4.14~rc5)
Ubuntu 17.10 (Artful Aardvark):DNE
Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin):DNE
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr):DNE
Ubuntu Core 15.04:DNE
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus):not-affected (ppc only)
Ubuntu 17.04 (Zesty Zapus):DNE
Package
Upstream:released (4.14~rc5)
Ubuntu 17.10 (Artful Aardvark):DNE
Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin):DNE
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr):ignored (abandoned)
Ubuntu Core 15.04:DNE
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus):DNE
Ubuntu 17.04 (Zesty Zapus):DNE
Package
Upstream:released (4.14~rc5)
Ubuntu 17.10 (Artful Aardvark):DNE
Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin):DNE
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr):DNE
Ubuntu Core 15.04:DNE
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus):DNE
Ubuntu 17.04 (Zesty Zapus):DNE
Package
Upstream:released (4.14~rc5)
Ubuntu 17.10 (Artful Aardvark):DNE
Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin):DNE
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr):DNE
Ubuntu Core 15.04:DNE
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus):DNE
Ubuntu 17.04 (Zesty Zapus):DNE
Package
Upstream:released (4.14~rc5)
Ubuntu 17.10 (Artful Aardvark):DNE
Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin):DNE
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr):not-affected
Ubuntu Core 15.04:DNE
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus):DNE
Ubuntu 17.04 (Zesty Zapus):DNE
Package
Upstream:released (4.14~rc5)
Ubuntu 17.10 (Artful Aardvark):DNE
Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin):DNE
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr):not-affected
Ubuntu Core 15.04:DNE
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus):not-affected
Ubuntu 17.04 (Zesty Zapus):DNE
Package
Upstream:released (4.14~rc5)
Ubuntu 17.10 (Artful Aardvark):not-affected (ppc only)
Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin):DNE
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr):DNE
Ubuntu Core 15.04:ignored (end-of-life)
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus):not-affected (ppc only)
Ubuntu 17.04 (Zesty Zapus):not-affected (ppc only)
Package
Upstream:released (4.14~rc5)
Ubuntu 17.10 (Artful Aardvark):not-affected (ppc only)
Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin):DNE
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr):DNE
Ubuntu Core 15.04:DNE
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus):not-affected (ppc only)
Ubuntu 17.04 (Zesty Zapus):not-affected (ppc only)
Package
Upstream:released (4.14~rc5)
Ubuntu 17.10 (Artful Aardvark):DNE
Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin):DNE
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr):ignored (abandoned)
Ubuntu Core 15.04:DNE
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus):ignored (abandoned)
Ubuntu 17.04 (Zesty Zapus):DNE
Package
Upstream:released (4.14~rc5)
Ubuntu 17.10 (Artful Aardvark):DNE
Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin):DNE
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr):DNE
Ubuntu Core 15.04:DNE
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus):DNE
Ubuntu 17.04 (Zesty Zapus):DNE
Package
Upstream:released (4.14~rc5)
Ubuntu 17.10 (Artful Aardvark):DNE
Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin):DNE
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr):DNE
Ubuntu Core 15.04:DNE
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus):not-affected
Ubuntu 17.04 (Zesty Zapus):DNE
Package
Upstream:released (4.14~rc5)
Ubuntu 17.10 (Artful Aardvark):DNE
Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin):DNE
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr):ignored (end-of-life)
Ubuntu Core 15.04:DNE
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus):DNE
Ubuntu 17.04 (Zesty Zapus):DNE
Package
Upstream:released (4.14~rc5)
Ubuntu 17.10 (Artful Aardvark):DNE
Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin):DNE
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr):ignored (abandoned)
Ubuntu Core 15.04:DNE
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus):not-affected
Ubuntu 17.04 (Zesty Zapus):not-affected
Package
Upstream:released (4.14~rc5)
Ubuntu 17.10 (Artful Aardvark):DNE
Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin):DNE
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr):DNE
Ubuntu Core 15.04:DNE
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus):released (4.10.0-37.41~16.04.1)
Ubuntu 17.04 (Zesty Zapus):DNE
Package
linux-krillin:not-affected (ppc only)
Package
Upstream:released (4.14~rc5)
Ubuntu 17.10 (Artful Aardvark):DNE
Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin):DNE
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr):ignored (abandoned)
Ubuntu Core 15.04:DNE
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus):ignored (abandoned)
Ubuntu 17.04 (Zesty Zapus):DNE
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Updated: 2017-10-16 17:14:19 UTC (commit 13522)