CVE-2015-2666

NameCVE-2015-2666
DescriptionStack-based buffer overflow in the get_matching_model_microcode function in arch/x86/kernel/cpu/microcode/intel_early.c in the Linux kernel before 4.0 allows context-dependent attackers to gain privileges by constructing a crafted microcode header and leveraging root privileges for write access to the initrd.
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, bugtraq, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SUSE bugzilla/CVE, Mageia, GitHub code/issues, web search, more)
NVD severitymedium (attack range: local)

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
linux (PTS)wheezy3.2.78-1fixed
wheezy (security)3.2.96-3fixed
jessie3.16.51-2fixed
jessie (security)3.16.51-3+deb8u1fixed
stretch4.9.65-3fixed
stretch (security)4.9.65-3+deb9u2fixed
buster, sid4.14.13-1fixed

The information below is based on the following data on fixed versions.

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
linuxsource(unstable)3.16.7-ckt9-1medium
linuxsourcewheezy(not affected)
linux-2.6source(unstable)(not affected)

Notes

[wheezy] - linux <not-affected> (Introduced in 3.9)
- linux-2.6 <not-affected> (Introduced in 3.9)
Introduced by https://git.kernel.org/cgit/linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux.git/commit/?id=ec400ddeff200b068ddc6c70f7321f49ecf32ed5 (v3.9-rc1)
Fixed by https://git.kernel.org/cgit/linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux.git/commit/?id=f84598bd7c851f8b0bf8cd0d7c3be0d73c432ff4 (v4.0-rc1)
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2015/03/18/7

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