CVE-2020-12826

NameCVE-2020-12826
DescriptionA signal access-control issue was discovered in the Linux kernel before 5.6.5, aka CID-7395ea4e65c2. Because exec_id in include/linux/sched.h is only 32 bits, an integer overflow can interfere with a do_notify_parent protection mechanism. A child process can send an arbitrary signal to a parent process in a different security domain. Exploitation limitations include the amount of elapsed time before an integer overflow occurs, and the lack of scenarios where signals to a parent process present a substantial operational threat.
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SUSE bugzilla/CVE, GitHub advisories/code/issues, web search, more)
ReferencesDLA-2241-1, ELA-235-1

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
linux (PTS)jessie, jessie (lts)3.16.84-1fixed
stretch (security)4.9.320-2fixed
stretch (lts), stretch4.9.320-3fixed
buster4.19.249-2fixed
buster (security)4.19.304-1fixed
bullseye5.10.209-2fixed
bullseye (security)5.10.205-2fixed
bookworm6.1.76-1fixed
bookworm (security)6.1.69-1fixed
trixie, sid6.6.15-2fixed

The information below is based on the following data on fixed versions.

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
linuxsourcewheezy(unfixed)end-of-life
linuxsourcejessie3.16.84-1DLA-2241-1
linuxsourcestretch4.9.228-1
linuxsourcebuster4.19.118-1
linuxsource(unstable)5.6.7-1

Notes

https://git.kernel.org/linus/d1e7fd6462ca9fc76650fbe6ca800e35b24267da

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