CVE-2018-10840

NameCVE-2018-10840
DescriptionLinux kernel is vulnerable to a heap-based buffer overflow in the fs/ext4/xattr.c:ext4_xattr_set_entry() function. An attacker could exploit this by operating on a mounted crafted ext4 image.
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)

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)4.17.3-1
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)
https://bugzilla.kernel.org/show_bug.cgi?id=199347
Fixed by: https://git.kernel.org/linus/8a2b307c21d4b290e3cbe33f768f194286d07c23

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