Bug 1473214 (CVE-2017-11472) - CVE-2017-11472 kernel: ACPI operand cache leak in acpi_ns_terminate()
Summary: CVE-2017-11472 kernel: ACPI operand cache leak in acpi_ns_terminate()
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Status: CLOSED NOTABUG
Alias: CVE-2017-11472
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
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low
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Red Hat Product Security
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Depends On: 1473215 1474278
Blocks: 1473216
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Reported: 2017-07-20 08:58 UTC by Adam Mariš
Modified: 2020-02-11 00:47 UTC (History)
36 users (show)

Fixed In Version: kernel 4.12
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The acpi_ns_terminate() function in drivers/acpi/acpica/nsutils.c in the Linux kernel before 4.12 does not flush the operand cache and causes a kernel stack dump. A local users could obtain sensitive information from kernel memory and bypass the KASLR protection mechanism (in the kernel through 4.9) via a crafted ACPI table.
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Last Closed: 2017-07-24 09:55:41 UTC


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Description Adam Mariš 2017-07-20 08:58:24 UTC
The acpi_ns_terminate() function in drivers/acpi/acpica/nsutils.c in the Linux kernel before 4.12 does not flush the operand cache and causes a kernel stack dump, which allows local users to obtain sensitive information from kernel memory and bypass the KASLR protection mechanism (in the kernel through 4.9) via a crafted ACPI table.

References:

http://web.nvd.nist.gov/view/vuln/detail?vulnId=CVE-2017-11472

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2017-11472

Upstream patch:

https://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux.git/commit/?id=3b2d69114fefa474fca542e51119036dceb4aa6f

Comment 1 Adam Mariš 2017-07-20 08:59:15 UTC
Created kernel tracking bugs for this issue:

Affects: fedora-all [bug 1473215]

Comment 5 Vladis Dronov 2017-07-24 09:55:41 UTC
Statement:

This issue does not affect the versions of the Linux kernel as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5, 6, 7 and Red Hat Enterprise MRG 2 as the code with the flaw is not present in the products listed.

Comment 6 Justin M. Forbes 2018-01-29 16:26:06 UTC
This was fixed for Fedora with the 4.12 rebases.


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