Bug 1752081 (CVE-2019-15902) - CVE-2019-15902 kernel: backporting error in ptrace_get_debugreg()
Summary: CVE-2019-15902 kernel: backporting error in ptrace_get_debugreg()
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Status: CLOSED NOTABUG
Alias: CVE-2019-15902
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
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medium
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Assignee: Red Hat Product Security
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Depends On: 1752085
Blocks: 1752084
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Reported: 2019-09-13 16:45 UTC by Dhananjay Arunesh
Modified: 2019-09-17 13:40 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2019-09-17 13:39:17 UTC
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Description Dhananjay Arunesh 2019-09-13 16:45:12 UTC
A backporting error was discovered in the Linux stable/longterm kernel. Misuse of the upstream "x86/ptrace: Fix possible spectre-v1 in ptrace_get_debugreg()" commit reintroduced the Spectre vulnerability that it aimed to eliminate. This occurred because the backport process depends on cherry picking specific commits, and because two (correctly ordered) code lines were swapped.

Reference:
https://grsecurity.net/teardown_of_a_failed_linux_lts_spectre_fix.php

Comment 1 Dhananjay Arunesh 2019-09-13 16:48:16 UTC
Created kernel tracking bugs for this issue:

Affects: fedora-all [bug 1752085]

Comment 2 Justin M. Forbes 2019-09-16 12:18:31 UTC
This is fixed for Fedora with the 5.2.12 stable kernel updates.


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