CVE-2018-20855

NameCVE-2018-20855
DescriptionAn issue was discovered in the Linux kernel before 4.18.7. In create_qp_common in drivers/infiniband/hw/mlx5/qp.c, mlx5_ib_create_qp_resp was never initialized, resulting in a leak of stack memory to userspace.
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 severitylow

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
linux (PTS)jessie3.16.56-1+deb8u1fixed
jessie (security)3.16.81-1fixed
stretch4.9.210-1fixed
stretch (security)4.9.189-3+deb9u2fixed
buster4.19.98-1fixed
buster (security)4.19.67-2+deb10u2fixed
bullseye, sid5.4.19-1fixed

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
linuxsource(unstable)4.18.8-1
linuxsourcejessie(not affected)
linuxsourcestretch(not affected)

Notes

[stretch] - linux <not-affected> (Vulnerability introduced later)
[jessie] - linux <not-affected> (Vulnerability introduced later)
Fixed by: https://git.kernel.org/linus/0625b4ba1a5d4703c7fb01c497bd6c156908af00

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