CVE-2015-8709

NameCVE-2015-8709
Description** DISPUTED ** kernel/ptrace.c in the Linux kernel through 4.4.1 mishandles uid and gid mappings, which allows local users to gain privileges by establishing a user namespace, waiting for a root process to enter that namespace with an unsafe uid or gid, and then using the ptrace system call. NOTE: the vendor states "there is no kernel bug here."
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, bugtraq, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SuSE, 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)3.2.96-2fixed
jessie3.16.51-2fixed
jessie (security)3.16.43-2+deb8u5fixed
stretch4.9.65-3fixed
stretch (security)4.9.30-2+deb9u5fixed
buster4.13.13-1fixed
sid4.14.2-1fixed

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
linuxsource(unstable)4.3.3-3medium
linuxsourcejessie3.16.7-ckt20-1+deb8u2medium
linuxsourcewheezy(not affected)
linux-2.6source(unstable)(not affected)

Notes

[wheezy] - linux <not-affected> (Vulnerable code not present)
- linux-2.6 <not-affected> (Vulnerable code not present)
CVE Request: http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2015/12/17/12
https://lkml.org/lkml/2015/12/12/259

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