Bug 1404655 (CVE-2015-8964) - CVE-2015-8964 kernel: tty: Prevent ldisc drivers from re-using stale tty fields
Summary: CVE-2015-8964 kernel: tty: Prevent ldisc drivers from re-using stale tty fields
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Status: CLOSED WONTFIX
Alias: CVE-2015-8964
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
low
low
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Red Hat Product Security
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Blocks: 1395269
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
 
Reported: 2016-12-14 11:21 UTC by Vladis Dronov
Modified: 2021-02-17 02:52 UTC (History)
34 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
The tty_set_termios_ldisc() function in 'drivers/tty/tty_ldisc.c' in the Linux kernel before 4.5 allows local users to obtain sensitive information from kernel memory by reading a tty data structure.
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Last Closed: 2016-12-14 11:25:47 UTC


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Description Vladis Dronov 2016-12-14 11:21:53 UTC
The tty_set_termios_ldisc() function in 'drivers/tty/tty_ldisc.c' in the Linux kernel before 4.5 allows local users to obtain sensitive information from kernel memory by reading a tty data structure.

References:

http://source.android.com/security/bulletin/2016-11-01.html

https://web.nvd.nist.gov/view/vuln/detail?vulnId=CVE-2015-8964

An Upstream patch:

https://git.kernel.org/cgit/linux/kernel/git/stable/linux-stable.git/commit/?id=dd42bf1197144ede075a9d4793123f7689e164bc

Comment 3 Vladis Dronov 2016-12-14 11:25:47 UTC
Statement:

This issue affects the Linux kernel packages as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5, 6, 7 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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