CVE-2018-1121

NameCVE-2018-1121
Descriptionprocps-ng, procps is vulnerable to a process hiding through race condition. Since the kernel's proc_pid_readdir() returns PID entries in ascending numeric order, a process occupying a high PID can use inotify events to determine when the process list is being scanned, and fork/exec to obtain a lower PID, thus avoiding enumeration. An unprivileged attacker can hide a process from procps-ng's utilities by exploiting a race condition in reading /proc/PID entries. This vulnerability affects procps and procps-ng up to version 3.3.15, newer versions might be affected also.
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NVD severitymedium (attack range: remote)

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
linux (PTS)jessie3.16.56-1+deb8u1vulnerable
jessie (security)3.16.59-1vulnerable
stretch4.9.110-1vulnerable
stretch (security)4.9.110-3+deb9u6vulnerable
buster, sid4.18.10-2vulnerable

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
linuxsource(unstable)(unfixed)unimportant

Notes

http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2018/05/17/1
https://www.qualys.com/2018/05/17/procps-ng-audit-report-advisory.txt

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