Bug 1478018 - (CVE-2017-14156) CVE-2017-14156 kernel: driver/video/fbdev/aty/atyfb_base.c: atyfb_ioctl() stack infoleak
CVE-2017-14156 kernel: driver/video/fbdev/aty/atyfb_base.c: atyfb_ioctl() sta...
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Red Hat Product Security
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Depends On: 1478019 1478025 1478026 1478027 1478028 1478029 1478030 1478031 1478032
Blocks: 1478065
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Reported: 2017-08-03 09:08 EDT by Pedro Sampaio
Modified: 2017-09-06 04:11 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2017-08-29 10:21:05 EDT
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Description Pedro Sampaio 2017-08-03 09:08:30 EDT
In atyfb_ioctl() structure atyclk is copied to userland with padding bytes after
"vclk_post_div" field unitialized. It leads to leaking of contents of kernel stack memory. We have to initialize them to zero. Or it will allows local users to obtain potentially sensitive information from kernel stack memory by reading a copy of this structure.




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Comment 1 Pedro Sampaio 2017-08-03 09:10:18 EDT
Created kernel tracking bugs for this issue:

Affects: fedora-all [bug 1478019]
Comment 3 Justin M. Forbes 2017-08-03 09:28:24 EDT
# CONFIG_FB_ATY is not set

We don't enable this driver in fedora
Comment 4 Vladis Dronov 2017-08-29 06:44:28 EDT

This issue does not affect the versions of the Linux kernel as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and 7 as the code with the flaw is not present in the products listed.

This issue affects the Linux kernel packages as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 and MRG-2. This has been rated as having Low security impact and is not currently planned to be addressed in future updates. For additional information, refer to the Red Hat Enterprise Linux Life Cycle: https://access.redhat.com/support/policy/updates/errata/.

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