CVE-2017-17053

NameCVE-2017-17053
DescriptionThe init_new_context function in arch/x86/include/asm/mmu_context.h in the Linux kernel before 4.12.10 does not correctly handle errors from LDT table allocation when forking a new process, allowing a local attacker to achieve a use-after-free or possibly have unspecified other impact by running a specially crafted program. This vulnerability only affected kernels built with CONFIG_MODIFY_LDT_SYSCALL=y.
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NVD severityhigh (attack range: remote)

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
buster4.15.11-1fixed
sid4.15.17-1fixed

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
linuxsource(unstable)4.12.12-1high
linuxsourcejessie(not affected)
linuxsourcestretch4.9.47-1high
linuxsourcewheezy(not affected)

Notes

[jessie] - linux <not-affected> (Vulnerable code not present)
[wheezy] - linux <not-affected> (Vulnerable code not present)
Fixed by: https://git.kernel.org/linus/ccd5b3235180eef3cfec337df1c8554ab151b5cc

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