CVE-2018-7273

NameCVE-2018-7273
DescriptionIn the Linux kernel through 4.15.4, the floppy driver reveals the addresses of kernel functions and global variables using printk calls within the function show_floppy in drivers/block/floppy.c. An attacker can read this information from dmesg and use the addresses to find the locations of kernel code and data and bypass kernel security protections such as KASLR.
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NVD severitymedium

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
linux (PTS)stretch4.9.228-1vulnerable
stretch (security)4.9.258-1vulnerable
buster4.19.181-1fixed
buster (security)4.19.171-2fixed
bullseye, sid5.10.28-1fixed

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
linuxsource(unstable)4.15.4-1
linux-4.9source(unstable)(unfixed)

Notes

[stretch] - linux <ignored> (Minor issue)
[jessie] - linux <ignored> (Minor issue)
[wheezy] - linux <ignored> (Minor issue)
https://lkml.org/lkml/2018/2/20/669

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