ID CVE-2015-8839
Summary Multiple race conditions in the ext4 filesystem implementation in the Linux kernel before 4.5 allow local users to cause a denial of service (disk corruption) by writing to a page that is associated with a different user's file after unsynchronized hole punching and page-fault handling.
References
Vulnerable Configurations
  • cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:4.5.0:rc7:*:*:*:*:*:*
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:4.5.0:rc7:*:*:*:*:*:*
  • cpe:2.3:o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.04:*:*:*:lts:*:*:*
    cpe:2.3:o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.04:*:*:*:lts:*:*:*
  • cpe:2.3:o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:16.04:*:*:*:lts:*:*:*
    cpe:2.3:o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:16.04:*:*:*:lts:*:*:*
CVSS
Base: 1.9 (as of 05-01-2018 - 02:30)
Impact:
Exploitability:
CWE CWE-362
CAPEC
  • Leveraging Race Conditions
    This attack targets a race condition occurring when multiple processes access and manipulate the same resource concurrently and the outcome of the execution depends on the particular order in which the access takes place. The attacker can leverage a race condition by "running the race", modifying the resource and modifying the normal execution flow. For instance a race condition can occur while accessing a file, the attacker can trick the system by replacing the original file with his version and cause the system to read the malicious file.
  • Leveraging Time-of-Check and Time-of-Use (TOCTOU) Race Conditions
    This attack targets a race condition occurring between the time of check (state) for a resource and the time of use of a resource. The typical example is the file access. The attacker can leverage a file access race condition by "running the race", meaning that he would modify the resource between the first time the target program accesses the file and the time the target program uses the file. During that period of time, the attacker could do something such as replace the file and cause an escalation of privilege.
Access
VectorComplexityAuthentication
LOCAL MEDIUM NONE
Impact
ConfidentialityIntegrityAvailability
NONE NONE PARTIAL
cvss-vector via4 AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P
redhat via4
advisories
  • rhsa
    id RHSA-2017:1842
  • rhsa
    id RHSA-2017:2077
  • rhsa
    id RHSA-2017:2669
rpms
  • kernel-0:3.10.0-693.el7
  • kernel-abi-whitelists-0:3.10.0-693.el7
  • kernel-bootwrapper-0:3.10.0-693.el7
  • kernel-debug-0:3.10.0-693.el7
  • kernel-debug-devel-0:3.10.0-693.el7
  • kernel-devel-0:3.10.0-693.el7
  • kernel-doc-0:3.10.0-693.el7
  • kernel-headers-0:3.10.0-693.el7
  • kernel-kdump-0:3.10.0-693.el7
  • kernel-kdump-devel-0:3.10.0-693.el7
  • kernel-tools-0:3.10.0-693.el7
  • kernel-tools-libs-0:3.10.0-693.el7
  • kernel-tools-libs-devel-0:3.10.0-693.el7
  • perf-0:3.10.0-693.el7
  • python-perf-0:3.10.0-693.el7
  • kernel-rt-0:3.10.0-693.rt56.617.el7
  • kernel-rt-debug-0:3.10.0-693.rt56.617.el7
  • kernel-rt-debug-devel-0:3.10.0-693.rt56.617.el7
  • kernel-rt-debug-kvm-0:3.10.0-693.rt56.617.el7
  • kernel-rt-devel-0:3.10.0-693.rt56.617.el7
  • kernel-rt-doc-0:3.10.0-693.rt56.617.el7
  • kernel-rt-kvm-0:3.10.0-693.rt56.617.el7
  • kernel-rt-trace-0:3.10.0-693.rt56.617.el7
  • kernel-rt-trace-devel-0:3.10.0-693.rt56.617.el7
  • kernel-rt-trace-kvm-0:3.10.0-693.rt56.617.el7
refmap via4
bid 85798
confirm
mlist [oss-security] 20160401 Re: ext4 data corruption due to punch hole races
sectrack 1035455
ubuntu
  • USN-3005-1
  • USN-3006-1
  • USN-3007-1
Last major update 05-01-2018 - 02:30
Published 02-05-2016 - 10:59
Last modified 10-06-2020 - 13:15
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