CVE-2017-6001

NameCVE-2017-6001
DescriptionRace condition in kernel/events/core.c in the Linux kernel before 4.9.7 allows local users to gain privileges via a crafted application that makes concurrent perf_event_open system calls for moving a software group into a hardware context. NOTE: this vulnerability exists because of an incomplete fix for CVE-2016-6786.
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, bugtraq, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SuSE, Mageia, GitHub code/issues, web search, more)
ReferencesDLA-833-1, DSA-3791-1
NVD severityhigh (attack range: remote)

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
linux (PTS)wheezy3.2.78-1vulnerable
wheezy (security)3.2.88-1fixed
jessie3.16.43-2fixed
jessie (security)3.16.39-1+deb8u2fixed
stretch, sid4.9.25-1fixed

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
linuxsource(unstable)4.9.10-1high
linuxsourcejessie3.16.39-1+deb8u1highDSA-3791-1
linuxsourcewheezy3.2.84-2highDLA-833-1

Notes

Fixed by: https://git.kernel.org/linus/321027c1fe77f892f4ea07846aeae08cefbbb290

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