CVE-2017-7889

NameCVE-2017-7889
DescriptionThe mm subsystem in the Linux kernel through 3.2 does not properly enforce the CONFIG_STRICT_DEVMEM protection mechanism, which allows local users to read or write to kernel memory locations in the first megabyte (and bypass slab-allocation access restrictions) via an application that opens the /dev/mem file, related to arch/x86/mm/init.c and drivers/char/mem.c.
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, bugtraq, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SUSE bugzilla/CVE, Mageia, GitHub advisories/code/issues, web search, more)
ReferencesDLA-1099-1, DSA-3945-1

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
linux (PTS)buster4.19.249-2fixed
buster (security)4.19.260-1fixed
bullseye5.10.140-1fixed
bullseye (security)5.10.149-2fixed
bookworm6.0.8-1fixed
sid6.0.10-1fixed

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
linuxsourcewheezy3.2.93-1DLA-1099-1
linuxsourcejessie3.16.43-2+deb8u3DSA-3945-1
linuxsource(unstable)4.9.25-1

Notes

Fixed by: https://git.kernel.org/linus/a4866aa812518ed1a37d8ea0c881dc946409de94 (v4.11-rc7)

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