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Re: [alpine-devel] CVE-2016-5195: Local privilege escalation exploit in Linux kernel

From: Kevin M. Gallagher <kevingallagher_at_gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 21 Oct 2016 09:19:44 -0700

Okay, an update. It turns out grsecurity is definitely vulnerable to the
flaw, it's just a poor proof-of-concept that would work w/ modifications in
order to hit that race more reliably. Glad you guys patched.

Thanks for expediting.

On Oct 21, 2016 3:02 AM, "Kevin Gallagher" <kevingallagher_at_gmail.com> wrote:

> Same deal on non-Alpine grsec. Think it's cause of grsec /proc
> restrictions in general, but I don't know a ton about the memory subsystem.
>
> On 10/21/2016 03:00 AM, 7heo wrote:
>
> Could it be that /proc/self/mem is also not writable in alpine?
>
> On Fri Oct 21 11:23:40 2016 GMT+0200, Kevin M. Gallagher wrote:
>
> I just tried to execute the proof-of-concept on Alpine, and it didn't work
> (the file is supposed to be overwritten). No grsec messages logged, but I
> figure maybe it's not effective under grsecurity for some reason. Still a
> good idea to patch anyway...
>
> On Fri, Oct 21, 2016 at 1:50 AM, Kevin M. Gallagher <kevingallagher_at_gmail.com> wrote:
>
>
> Great to hear. Thanks a lot, Natanael!
>
> On Fri, Oct 21, 2016 at 1:38 AM, Natanael Copa <ncopa_at_alpinelinux.org> <ncopa_at_alpinelinux.org>
> wrote:
>
>
> On Thu, 20 Oct 2016 21:53:03 -0700
> "Kevin M. Gallagher" <kevingallagher_at_gmail.com> <kevingallagher_at_gmail.com> wrote:
>
>
> Details:
> http://dirtycow.ninja/https://lkml.org/lkml/2016/10/19/860
>
> Proof of concept:https://github.com/dirtycow/dirtycow.github.io/blob/master/dirtyc0w.c
>
> I'm using Alpine Linux for a time-urgent and security-critical project
> happening this weekend, and would really like to see this fixed.
>
> However,
>
> I'm not familiar with aports or the way you build kernels in Alpine. Is
> anyone available to update the kernel in linux-grsec in the 3.4-stable
> branch and/or backport the patch, sometime soon?
>
>
> Yes. Updated kernels will be available with an hour or two. At least
> for edge and v3.4.
>
> -nc
>
>
>
> >
>
>
>



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