CVE-2018-1095

NameCVE-2018-1095
DescriptionThe ext4_xattr_check_entries function in fs/ext4/xattr.c in the Linux kernel through 4.15.15 does not properly validate xattr sizes, which causes misinterpretation of a size as an error code, and consequently allows attackers to cause a denial of service (get_acl NULL pointer dereference and system crash) via a 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)
NVD severityhigh (attack range: remote)

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
linux (PTS)jessie3.16.51-2fixed
jessie (security)3.16.56-1+deb8u1fixed
stretch4.9.82-1+deb9u3fixed
stretch (security)4.9.88-1+deb9u1fixed
buster4.16.12-1fixed
sid4.16.16-1fixed

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
linuxsource(unstable)4.16.5-1high
linuxsourcejessie(not affected)
linuxsourcestretch(not affected)
linuxsourcewheezy(not affected)

Notes

[stretch] - linux <not-affected> (Vulnerable code introduced later)
[jessie] - linux <not-affected> (Vulnerable code introduced later)
[wheezy] - linux <not-affected> (Vulnerable code introduced later)
https://bugzilla.kernel.org/show_bug.cgi?id=199185

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