CVE-2017-5551

NameCVE-2017-5551
DescriptionThe simple_set_acl function in fs/posix_acl.c in the Linux kernel before 4.9.6 preserves the setgid bit during a setxattr call involving a tmpfs filesystem, which allows local users to gain group privileges by leveraging the existence of a setgid program with restrictions on execute permissions. NOTE: this vulnerability exists because of an incomplete fix for CVE-2016-7097.
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ReferencesDSA-3791-1
NVD severitylow

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
linux (PTS)stretch4.9.228-1fixed
stretch (security)4.9.210-1+deb9u1fixed
buster4.19.146-1fixed
buster (security)4.19.152-1fixed
bullseye, sid5.9.1-1fixed

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
linuxsourcewheezy3.2.84-1
linuxsourcejessie3.16.39-1+deb8u1DSA-3791-1
linuxsource(unstable)4.9.6-1

Notes

Backported fix for CVE-2016-7097 already covered this CVE for wheezy
Fixed by: https://git.kernel.org/linus/497de07d89c1410d76a15bec2bb41f24a2a89f31 (4.10-rc4)

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