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SUSE: CVE-2018-1000204: SUSE Linux Security Advisory

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SUSE: CVE-2018-1000204: SUSE Linux Security Advisory

Severity
6
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:M/Au:S/C:C/I:N/A:N)
Published
06/20/2018
Created
07/25/2018
Added
06/21/2018
Modified
02/04/2022

Description

** DISPUTED ** Linux Kernel version 3.18 to 4.16 incorrectly handles an SG_IO ioctl on /dev/sg0 with dxfer_direction=SG_DXFER_FROM_DEV and an empty 6-byte cmdp. This may lead to copying up to 1000 kernel heap pages to the userspace. This has been fixed upstream in https://github.com/torvalds/linux/commit/a45b599ad808c3c982fdcdc12b0b8611c2f92824 already. The problem has limited scope, as users don't usually have permissions to access SCSI devices. On the other hand, e.g. the Nero user manual suggests doing `chmod o+r+w /dev/sg*` to make the devices accessible. NOTE: third parties dispute the relevance of this report, noting that the requirement for an attacker to have both the CAP_SYS_ADMIN and CAP_SYS_RAWIO capabilities makes it "virtually impossible to exploit."

Solution(s)

  • suse-upgrade-kernel-azure-base
  • suse-upgrade-kernel-default
  • suse-upgrade-kernel-default-extra
  • suse-upgrade-kernel-default-man
  • suse-upgrade-kernel-devel-azure
  • suse-upgrade-kernel-docs
  • suse-upgrade-kernel-obs-build
  • suse-upgrade-kernel-source-azure

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