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Category:   OS (Linux)  >   Linux Kernel Vendors:   kernel.org
Linux Kernel I/O Vector Memory Corruption Flaw Lets Local Users Gain Root Privileges
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1032454
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1032454
CVE Reference:   CVE-2015-1805   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Jun 2 2015
Impact:   Root access via local system
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  

Description:   A vulnerability was reported in the Linux Kernel. A local user can obtain root privileges on the target system.

A local user can trigger a memory corruption flaw in pipe_iov_copy_from_user() and pipe_iov_copy_to_user() to execute arbitrary commands on the target system with root privileges.

Red Hat reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A local user can obtain root privileges on the target system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a source code fix, available at:

http://git.kernel.org/cgit/linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux.git/commit/?id=f0d1bec9d58d4c038d0ac958c9af82be6eb18045

http://git.kernel.org/cgit/linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux.git/commit/?id=637b58c2887e5e57850865839cc75f59184b23d1

Vendor URL:  www.kernel.org/ (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error

Message History:   This archive entry has one or more follow-up message(s) listed below.
Jun 2 2015 (Red Hat Issues Fix) Linux Kernel I/O Vector Memory Corruption Flaw Lets Local Users Gain Root Privileges
Red Hat has issued a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.
Jun 9 2015 (Red Hat Issues Fix) Linux Kernel I/O Vector Memory Corruption Flaw Lets Local Users Gain Root Privileges
Red Hat has issued a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 and 6.2.
Jun 16 2015 (Red Hat Issues Fix) Linux Kernel I/O Vector Memory Corruption Flaw Lets Local Users Gain Root Privileges
Red Hat has issued a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.9.
Jun 18 2015 (CentOS Issues Fix) inux Kernel I/O Vector Memory Corruption Flaw Lets Local Users Gain Root Privileges
CentOS has issued a fix for CentOS 5.
Jun 18 2015 (CentOS Issues Fix) Linux Kernel I/O Vector Memory Corruption Flaw Lets Local Users Gain Root Privileges
CentOS has issued a fix for CentOS 6.
Jun 25 2015 (CentOS Issues Fix) Linux Kernel I/O Vector Memory Corruption Flaw Lets Local Users Gain Root Privileges
CentOS has issued a fix for CentOS 7.
Jun 30 2015 (Red Hat Issues Fix) Linux Kernel I/O Vector Memory Corruption Flaw Lets Local Users Gain Root Privileges
Red Hat has issued a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.5.
Jul 7 2015 (Red Hat Issues Fix) Linux Kernel I/O Vector Memory Corruption Flaw Lets Local Users Gain Root Privileges
Red Hat has issued a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.4.
Jul 24 2015 (Ubuntu Issues Fix) Linux Kernel I/O Vector Memory Corruption Flaw Lets Local Users Gain Root Privileges
Ubuntu has issued a fix for Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and 14.04 LTS.
Aug 6 2015 (Oracle Issues Fix for Oracle Linux) Linux Kernel I/O Vector Memory Corruption Flaw Lets Local Users Gain Root Privileges
Oracle has issued a fix for Oracle Linux 7.
Nov 13 2015 (Oracle Issues Fix for Oracle Linux) Linux Kernel I/O Vector Memory Corruption Flaw Lets Local Users Gain Root Privileges
Oracle has issued a fix for Oracle Linux 6 and 7.
Feb 5 2016 (Red Hat Issues Fix) Linux Kernel I/O Vector Memory Corruption Flaw Lets Local Users Gain Root Privileges
Red Hat has issued a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.1.
Mar 23 2016 (Red Hat Issues Revised Fix) Linux Kernel I/O Vector Memory Corruption Flaw Lets Local Users Gain Root Privileges
Red Hat has issued a revised fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 and 6.6.
Mar 24 2016 (CentOS Issues Fix) Linux Kernel I/O Vector Memory Corruption Flaw Lets Local Users Gain Root Privileges
CentOS has issued a fix for CentOS 6.
Mar 24 2016 (Oracle Issues Fix for Oracle Linux) Linux Kernel I/O Vector Memory Corruption Flaw Lets Local Users Gain Root Privileges
Oracle has issued a fix for Oracle Linux 6 Unbreakable.
May 5 2016 (Google Issues Fix for Google Nexus) Linux Kernel I/O Vector Memory Corruption Flaw Lets Local Users Gain Root Privileges
Google has issued a fix for Google Nexus devices.



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