CVE-2017-18261

NameCVE-2017-18261
DescriptionThe arch_timer_reg_read_stable macro in arch/arm64/include/asm/arch_timer.h in the Linux kernel before 4.13 allows local users to cause a denial of service (infinite recursion) by writing to a file under /sys/kernel/debug in certain circumstances, as demonstrated by a scenario involving debugfs, ftrace, PREEMPT_TRACER, and FUNCTION_GRAPH_TRACER.
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)jessie3.16.56-1+deb8u1fixed
jessie (security)3.16.57-2fixed
stretch4.9.110-1fixed
stretch (security)4.9.110-3+deb9u3fixed
buster4.17.14-1fixed
sid4.17.17-1fixed

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
linuxsource(unstable)4.13.4-1medium
linuxsourcejessie(not affected)
linuxsourcestretch(not affected)
linuxsourcewheezy(not affected)

Notes

[stretch] - linux <not-affected> (Vulnerable code not present)
[jessie] - linux <not-affected> (Vulnerable code not present)
[wheezy] - linux <not-affected> (Vulnerable code not present)
Fixed by: https://git.kernel.org/linus/adb4f11e0a8f4e29900adb2b7af28b6bbd5c1fa4 (4.13-rc6)

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