Bug 1463311 - (CVE-2017-1000380) CVE-2017-1000380 kernel: information leak due to a data race in ALSA timer
CVE-2017-1000380 kernel: information leak due to a data race in ALSA timer
Status: NEW
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability (Show other bugs)
unspecified
All Linux
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Assigned To: Red Hat Product Security
impact=moderate,public=20170612,repor...
: Reopened, Security
Depends On: 1463314 1465998 1465999 1466001 1466002 1466003 1466004
Blocks: 1465984
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Reported: 2017-06-20 10:37 EDT by Pedro Sampaio
Modified: 2018-02-07 18:33 EST (History)
38 users (show)

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It was found that the timer functionality in the Linux kernel ALSA subsystem is prone to a race condition between read and ioctl system call handlers, resulting in an uninitialized memory disclosure to user space. A local user could use this flaw to read information belonging to other users.
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Last Closed: 2017-06-20 10:52:02 EDT
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Description Pedro Sampaio 2017-06-20 10:37:22 EDT
A information leak was found in /dev/snd/timer driver which was prone to a data race, leading to uninitialized memory from the kernel heap being copied to user space. A local user with access to /dev/snd/timer could use this flaw to read kernel space memory of other users.

References:

http://seclists.org/oss-sec/2017/q2/455

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1044125

CVE-ID assignment:

http://seclists.org/oss-sec/2017/q2/463

Upstream patches:

https://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux.git/commit/?id=d11662f4f798b50d8c8743f433842c3e40fe3378

https://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux.git/commit/?id=ba3021b2c79b2fa9114f92790a99deb27a65b728
Comment 1 Pedro Sampaio 2017-06-20 10:37:52 EDT
Acknowledgments:

Name: Alexander Potapenko (Google)
Comment 2 Pedro Sampaio 2017-06-20 10:39:04 EDT
Created kernel tracking bugs for this issue:

Affects: fedora-all [bug 1463314]
Comment 4 Justin M. Forbes 2017-06-21 14:05:31 EDT
This was fixed for Fedora with the 4.11.5 stable update
Comment 5 Vladis Dronov 2017-06-28 12:20:21 EDT
External BTS bug for CVE-2017-1000380:

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1044125
Comment 6 Vladis Dronov 2017-06-28 12:34:20 EDT
Statement:

This issue affects the Linux kernel packages as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and 6. This has been rated as having Moderate security impact and is not currently planned to be addressed in future updates of this product due to its life cycle. For additional information, refer to the Red Hat Enterprise Linux Life Cycle: https://access.redhat.com/support/policy/updates/errata/.

This issue affects the versions of the Linux kernel as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 and Red Hat Enterprise MRG 2. Future kernel updates for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 and Red Hat Enterprise MRG 2 may address this issue.
Comment 9 errata-xmlrpc 2017-11-30 08:15:16 EST
This issue has been addressed in the following products:

  Red Hat Enterprise MRG 2

Via RHSA-2017:3295 https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2017:3295
Comment 10 errata-xmlrpc 2017-11-30 10:26:15 EST
This issue has been addressed in the following products:

  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7

Via RHSA-2017:3315 https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2017:3315
Comment 11 errata-xmlrpc 2017-11-30 10:26:44 EST
This issue has been addressed in the following products:

  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7

Via RHSA-2017:3322 https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2017:3322

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