Upstream information

CVE-2017-1000255 at MITRE

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.

SUSE information

Overall state of this security issue: Does not affect SUSE products

This issue is currently rated as having moderate severity.

CVSS v2 Scores
  National Vulnerability Database
Base Score 6.6
Vector AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:C/A:C
Access Vector Local
Access Complexity Low
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact None
Integrity Impact Complete
Availability Impact Complete
CVSS v3 Scores
  National Vulnerability Database
Base Score 5.5
Vector AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:H/A:N
Access Vector Local
Access Complexity Low
Privileges Required Low
User Interaction None
Scope Unchanged
Confidentiality Impact None
Integrity Impact High
Availability Impact None
SUSE Bugzilla entry: 1061633 [RESOLVED / FIXED]

No SUSE Security Announcements cross referenced.

List of released packages

Product(s) Fixed package version(s) References
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12 SP4
  • kernel-default >= 4.12.14-94.41.1
  • kernel-default-devel >= 4.12.14-94.41.1
  • kernel-default-extra >= 4.12.14-94.41.1
  • kernel-devel >= 4.12.14-94.41.1
  • kernel-macros >= 4.12.14-94.41.1
  • kernel-source >= 4.12.14-94.41.1
  • kernel-syms >= 4.12.14-94.41.1
Patchnames:
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12 SP4 GA kernel-default
SUSE Linux Enterprise High Availability 12 SP4
  • cluster-md-kmp-default >= 4.12.14-94.41.1
  • dlm-kmp-default >= 4.12.14-94.41.1
  • gfs2-kmp-default >= 4.12.14-94.41.1
  • ocfs2-kmp-default >= 4.12.14-94.41.1
Patchnames:
SUSE Linux Enterprise High Availability 12 SP4 GA cluster-md-kmp-default
SUSE Linux Enterprise High Availability 15
  • cluster-md-kmp-default >= 4.12.14-23.1
  • dlm-kmp-default >= 4.12.14-23.1
  • gfs2-kmp-default >= 4.12.14-23.1
  • ocfs2-kmp-default >= 4.12.14-23.1
Patchnames:
SUSE Linux Enterprise High Availability 15 GA cluster-md-kmp-default
SUSE Linux Enterprise Module for Basesystem 15
  • kernel-default >= 4.12.14-23.1
  • kernel-default-devel >= 4.12.14-23.1
  • kernel-devel >= 4.12.14-23.1
  • kernel-macros >= 4.12.14-23.1
Patchnames:
SUSE Linux Enterprise Module for Basesystem 15 GA kernel-default
SUSE Linux Enterprise Module for Development Tools 15
  • kernel-docs >= 4.12.14-23.1
  • kernel-obs-build >= 4.12.14-23.1
  • kernel-source >= 4.12.14-23.1
  • kernel-syms >= 4.12.14-23.1
  • kernel-vanilla-base >= 4.12.14-23.1
Patchnames:
SUSE Linux Enterprise Module for Development Tools 15 GA kernel-docs
SUSE Linux Enterprise Module for Legacy Software 15
  • reiserfs-kmp-default >= 4.12.14-23.1
Patchnames:
SUSE Linux Enterprise Module for Legacy Software 15 GA reiserfs-kmp-default
SUSE Linux Enterprise Module for Live Patching 15
  • kernel-default-livepatch >= 4.12.14-23.1
Patchnames:
SUSE Linux Enterprise Module for Live Patching 15 GA kernel-default-livepatch
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP4
  • kernel-default >= 4.12.14-94.41.1
  • kernel-default-base >= 4.12.14-94.41.1
  • kernel-default-devel >= 4.12.14-94.41.1
  • kernel-default-man >= 4.12.14-94.41.1
  • kernel-devel >= 4.12.14-94.41.1
  • kernel-macros >= 4.12.14-94.41.1
  • kernel-source >= 4.12.14-94.41.1
  • kernel-syms >= 4.12.14-94.41.1
Patchnames:
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP4 GA kernel-default
SUSE Linux Enterprise Software Development Kit 12 SP4
  • kernel-docs >= 4.12.14-94.41.1
  • kernel-obs-build >= 4.12.14-94.41.1
Patchnames:
SUSE Linux Enterprise Software Development Kit 12 SP4 GA kernel-docs
SUSE Linux Enterprise Workstation Extension 12 SP4
  • kernel-default-extra >= 4.12.14-94.41.1
Patchnames:
SUSE Linux Enterprise Workstation Extension 12 SP4 GA kernel-default-extra
SUSE Linux Enterprise Workstation Extension 15
  • kernel-default-extra >= 4.12.14-23.1
Patchnames:
SUSE Linux Enterprise Workstation Extension 15 GA kernel-default-extra
openSUSE Leap 15.0
  • kernel-default >= 4.12.14-lp150.11.4
  • kernel-vanilla-base >= 4.12.14-lp150.11.4
Patchnames:
openSUSE Leap 15.0 GA kernel-default


Status of this issue by product and package

Please note that this evaluation state might be work in progress, incomplete or outdated. Also information for service packs in the LTSS phase is only included for issues meeting the LTSS criteria. If in doubt, feel free to contact us for clarification.

Product(s) Source package State
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11 SP1 kernel-source Not affected
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11 SP2 kernel-source Not affected
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11 SP3 kernel-source Not affected
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11 SP4 kernel-source Not affected
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12 SP2 kernel-source Not affected
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12 SP3 kernel-source Not affected
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP3 LTSS kernel-source Not affected
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP4 kernel-source Not affected
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 GA LTSS kernel-source Not affected
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP1 LTSS kernel-source Not affected
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP2 kernel-source Not affected
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP3 kernel-source Not affected