CVE-2015-8539

NameCVE-2015-8539
DescriptionThe KEYS subsystem in the Linux kernel before 4.4 allows local users to gain privileges or cause a denial of service (BUG) via crafted keyctl commands that negatively instantiate a key, related to security/keys/encrypted-keys/encrypted.c, security/keys/trusted.c, and security/keys/user_defined.c.
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 severityhigh (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
stretch (security), stretch4.9.82-1+deb9u3fixed
buster, sid4.15.17-1fixed

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
linuxsource(unstable)(not affected)
linux-2.6source(unstable)(not affected)

Notes

- linux <not-affected> (Vulnerable code not present)
- linux-2.6 <not-affected> (Vulnerable code not present)
Fixed by: https://git.kernel.org/cgit/linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux.git/commit/?id=096fe9eaea40a17e125569f9e657e34cdb6d73bd (v4.4-rc3)
Introduced by: https://git.kernel.org/cgit/linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux.git/commit/?id=146aa8b1453bd8f1ff2304ffb71b4ee0eb9acdcc (v4.4-rc1)
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1284450
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2015/12/09/1

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