CVE-2016-2854

NameCVE-2016-2854
DescriptionThe aufs module for the Linux kernel 3.x and 4.x does not properly maintain POSIX ACL xattr data, which allows local users to gain privileges by leveraging a group-writable setgid directory.
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)jessie (security), jessie3.16.56-1+deb8u1vulnerable
stretch4.9.82-1+deb9u3fixed
stretch (security)4.9.88-1+deb9u1fixed
buster4.16.12-1fixed
sid4.16.16-2fixed

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
linuxsource(unstable)3.18-1~exp1medium
linuxsourcewheezy(not affected)

Notes

[jessie] - linux <ignored> (Not exploitable in default configuration)
[wheezy] - linux <not-affected> (Vulnerable code is not present)
http://www.halfdog.net/Security/2016/AufsPrivilegeEscalationInUserNamespaces/
https://sourceforge.net/p/aufs/mailman/message/34864744/
This depends on a user namespace creator being able to mount aufs.
jessie: Unprivileged users are not allowed to create user namespaces by default; aufs is not allowed to be mounted from a new user namespace by default.
wheezy: User namespaces are non-functional.

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