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CVE-2015-8660 Linux Kernel OverLay Fail

Timeline :

Vulnerability discovered by Nathan Williams and reported to vendor
Patched by the vendor the 2015-12-04
Advisory release the 2015-12-28
PoC provided by rebel the 2015-01-06

PoC provided by :


Reference(s) :


Affected version(s) :

Linux kernel through 4.3.3

Tested onĀ :

Ubuntu Server 64-bit 15.10 with python installed

Description :

The ovl_setattr function in fs/overlayfs/inode.c in the Linux kernel through 4.3.3 attempts to merge distinct setattr operations, which allows local users to bypass intended access restrictions and modify the attributes of arbitrary overlay files via a crafted application.

Commands :

gcc -o CVE-2015-8660 CVE-2015-8660.c