CVE-2015-8709

2016-02-08T03:59:00
ID CVE-2015-8709
Type cve
Reporter cve@mitre.org
Modified 2017-11-04T01:29:00

Description

DISPUTED kernel/ptrace.c in the Linux kernel through 4.4.1 mishandles uid and gid mappings, which allows local users to gain privileges by establishing a user namespace, waiting for a root process to enter that namespace with an unsafe uid or gid, and then using the ptrace system call. NOTE: the vendor states "there is no kernel bug here."