ptrace: incorrect error handling leads to corruption and DoS.
The implementation of ptrace in the kernel does not handle errors correctly when working with the debug registers. As a result, the hardware breakpoints could become corrupted. An unprivileged user could exploit this flaw to crash the kernel resulting in a denial-of-service, or, potentially, to escalate their privileges in the system.
KVM: error in exception handling leads to wrong debug stack.
A flaw was found in how KVM handled exceptions delivered after Mov SS or Pop SS instructions have encountered a breakpoint. As a result, exceptions passed to the guest kernel could have wrong values on the stack. An unprivileged KVM guest user could use this flaw to crash the guest kernel or, potentially, escalate their privileges in the guest system.
ip utility hangs in netlink_recvmsg().
It was discovered that the newer versions of ip utility (4.11.0, for example) may hang in netlink_recvmsg() when running on the kernel 3.10.0-693.21.1.vz7.46.7 and older. This was caused by mis-interpretation of netlink commands.
Missing permissions check for request_key() destination allows local attackers to add keys to keyring without write permission.
The KEYS subsystem omitted an access-control check when writing a key to the default keyring of the current task, allowing a local user to bypass security checks for the keyring. This compromised the validity of the keyring for those who relied on it.
System-wide OS fingerprint list was accessible to unprivileged users.
It was discovered that xt_osf_fingers data structure was accessible from any network namespace. This allowed unprivileged local users to bypass intended access restrictions and modify the system-wide OS fingerprint list used by specific iptables rules.
Netlink monitor created in a namespace could observe system-wide activity.
It was discovered that a nlmon link inside a child network namespace was not restricted to that namespace. An unprivilged local user could exploit that to monitor system-wide netlink activity.
Potential unprivileged access to the kernel structures used by netfilter conntrack helpers.
It was discovered that nfnl_cthelper_list structure was accessible to any user with CAP_NET_ADMIN capability in a network namespace. An unprivilged local user could exploit that to affect netfilter conntrack helpers on the host.
Kernel crash in shrink_slab() when trying to mount an image with a broken ext4 file system.
Offlined memory cgroups were not destroyed for a long time.
It was found that offlined memory cgroups were not destroyed for a long time in some cases. As a result, the system could hit the limit on cgroups (65535) and would be unable to create new ones.
Kernel crash in move_freepages() due to incorrect BUG_ON() check.
It was discovered that the BUG_ON() check in move_freepages() did not verify that the relevant memory pages were valid. The kernel could crash as a result.
Kernel crash (stack overflow) caused by lots of internal mounts.
It was discovered that clone_mnt() did not clear MNT_INTERNAL flag for the internal mounts. As a result, the kernel could crash due to a stack overflow if lots of bind mounts of /proc/*/ns/* were created in a new namespace.
Kernel crash in dccp_write_xmit().
If "dccp_ipv6" module was loaded on the host, a local unprivileged user could trigger a kernel crash in dccp_write_xmit() or inet_csk_get_port() using a specially crafted sequence of system calls.
Kernel crash in ip6mr_sk_done().
If the kernel failed to create an IPv6 socket, for example, due to cgroup.memsw limit, it would crash in ip6mr_sk_done() when trying to clean up multicast routes.