CVE-2018-18955

Priority
Description
In the Linux kernel 4.15.x through 4.19.x before 4.19.2, map_write() in
kernel/user_namespace.c allows privilege escalation because it mishandles
nested user namespaces with more than 5 UID or GID ranges. A user who has
CAP_SYS_ADMIN in an affected user namespace can bypass access controls on
resources outside the namespace, as demonstrated by reading /etc/shadow.
This occurs because an ID transformation takes place properly for the
namespaced-to-kernel direction but not for the kernel-to-namespaced
direction.
Ubuntu-Description
Jann Horn discovered that the Linux kernel mishandles mapping UID or GID
ranges inside nested user namespaces in some situations. A local attacker
could use this to bypass access controls on resources outside the
namespace.
Assigned-to
tyhicks
Notes
Package
Source: linux (LP Ubuntu Debian)
Upstream:released (4.20~rc2)
Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin):not-affected (3.0.0-12.20)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr):not-affected (3.11.0-12.19)
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus):not-affected (4.2.0-16.19)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver):released (4.15.0-42.45)
Patches:
Introduced by
6397fac4915ab3002dc15aae751455da1a852f25
Fixed by
d2f007dbe7e4c9583eea6eb04d60001e85c6f1bd
Package
Upstream:released (4.20~rc2)
Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin):DNE
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (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):released (4.15.0-1029.30)
Package
Upstream:released (4.20~rc2)
Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin):DNE
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr):DNE
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus):not-affected (4.15.0-1030.31~16.04.1)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver):DNE
Package
Upstream:released (4.20~rc2)
Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin):DNE
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr):released (4.15.0-1035.36~14.04.2)
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus):released (4.15.0-1035.36~16.04.1)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver):released (4.15.0-1035.36)
Package
Upstream:released (4.20~rc2)
Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin):DNE
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr):DNE
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus):released (4.15.0-1035.36~16.04.1)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver):released (4.15.0-1035.36)
Package
Upstream:released (4.20~rc2)
Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin):DNE
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr):DNE
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus):not-affected (4.4.0-9019.20)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver):DNE
Package
Upstream:released (4.20~rc2)
Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin):DNE
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr):DNE (trusty was ignored [abandoned])
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus):ignored (abandoned)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver):DNE
Package
Upstream:released (4.20~rc2)
Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin):DNE
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr):DNE
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus):released (4.15.0-1025.26~16.04.1)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver):released (4.15.0-1025.26)
Package
Upstream:released (4.20~rc2)
Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin):DNE
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr):DNE
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus):DNE
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver):not-affected (4.18.0-1004.5~18.04.1)
Package
Upstream:released (4.20~rc2)
Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin):DNE
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr):DNE
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus):ignored (end-of-life)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver):DNE
Package
Upstream:released (4.20~rc2)
Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin):DNE
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr):DNE (trusty was ignored [abandoned])
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus):ignored (end-of-life)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver):DNE
Package
Upstream:released (4.20~rc2)
Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin):DNE
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr):DNE (trusty was ignored [abandoned])
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus):DNE
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver):DNE
Package
Upstream:released (4.20~rc2)
Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin):DNE
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr):DNE
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus):released (4.15.0-42.45~16.04.1)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver):not-affected (4.18.0-13.14~18.04.1)
Package
Upstream:released (4.20~rc2)
Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin):DNE
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr):DNE
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus):released (4.15.0-42.45~16.04.1)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver):not-affected (4.18.0-12.13~18.04.1)
Package
Upstream:released (4.20~rc2)
Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin):DNE
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr):DNE
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus):not-affected (4.4.0-1004.9)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver):released (4.15.0-1027.27)
Package
Upstream:released (4.20~rc2)
Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin):not-affected (3.13.0-24.46~precise1)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr):DNE
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus):DNE
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver):DNE
Package
Upstream:released (4.20~rc2)
Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin):DNE
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr):DNE (trusty was ignored [out of standard support])
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus):DNE
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver):DNE
Package
Upstream:released (4.20~rc2)
Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin):DNE
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr):DNE (trusty was ignored [out of standard support])
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus):DNE
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver):DNE
Package
Upstream:released (4.20~rc2)
Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin):DNE
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr):DNE (trusty was ignored [out of standard support])
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus):DNE
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver):DNE
Package
Upstream:released (4.20~rc2)
Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin):DNE
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (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
Package
Upstream:released (4.20~rc2)
Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin):DNE
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr):DNE (trusty was ignored [abandoned])
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus):DNE
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver):DNE
Package
Upstream:released (4.20~rc2)
Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin):DNE
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr):DNE (trusty was ignored [abandoned])
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus):ignored (abandoned)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver):DNE
Package
Upstream:released (4.20~rc2)
Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin):DNE
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr):DNE (trusty was ignored [abandoned])
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus):DNE
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver):DNE
Package
Upstream:released (4.20~rc2)
Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin):DNE
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr):DNE
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus):ignored (was needs-triage now end-of-life)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver):released (4.15.0-1028.33)
Package
Upstream:released (4.20~rc2)
Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin):DNE
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr):DNE
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus):not-affected (4.15.0-1007.9~16.04.1)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver):not-affected (4.15.0-1007.9)
Package
Upstream:released (4.20~rc2)
Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin):DNE
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr):DNE
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus):not-affected (4.2.0-1013.19)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver):released (4.15.0-1029.31)
Package
Upstream:released (4.20~rc2)
Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin):DNE
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr):DNE
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus):not-affected (4.4.0-1012.12)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver):not-affected
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Updated: 2020-07-28 20:04:39 UTC (commit d26b6ca9f5b3adb89bb036ce73ae7dab894935ec)