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CVE-2017-1000255 Details

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NameCVE-2017-1000255
StatusCandidate
DescriptionOn Linux running on PowerPC hardware (Power8 or later) a user process can craft a signal frame and then do a sigreturn so that the kernel will take an exception (interrupt), and use the r1 value *from the signal frame* as the kernel stack pointer. As part of the exception entry the content of the signal frame is written to the kernel stack, allowing an attacker to overwrite arbitrary locations with arbitrary values. The exception handling does produce an oops, and a panic if panic_on_oops=1, but only after kernel memory has been over written. This flaw was introduced in commit: "5d176f751ee3 (powerpc: tm: Enable transactional memory (TM) lazily for userspace)" which was merged upstream into v4.9-rc1. Please note that kernels built with CONFIG_PPC_TRANSACTIONAL_MEM=n are not vulnerable.
ReferencesBID:101264
URL: http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/101264
MISC: https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/CVE-2017-1000255
REDHAT:RHSA-2018:0654
URL: https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2018:0654
PhaseAssigned (20171006)
VotesNone (candidate not yet proposed)
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