In the Linux kernel before 5.1.17, ptrace_link in kernel/ptrace.c mishandles the recording of the credentials of a process that wants to create a ptrace relationship, which allows local users to obtain root access by leveraging certain scenarios with a parent-child process relationship, where a parent drops privileges and calls execve (potentially allowing control by an attacker). One contributing factor is an object lifetime issue (which can also cause a panic). Another contributing factor is incorrect marking of a ptrace relationship as privileged, which is exploitable through (for example) Polkit's pkexec helper with PTRACE_TRACEME. NOTE: SELinux deny_ptrace might be a usable workaround in some environments.
NOTE: The following CVSS v3.0 metrics and score provided are preliminary and subject to review.
|Base Score:||7.8||Base Metrics:||AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H|
|Access Vector:||Local network||Attack Complexity:||Low|
|Privileges Required:||Low||User Interaction:||None|
|Integrity Impact:||High||Availability Impact:||High|
|Oracle Linux version 7 (kernel-uek)||ELSA-2019-4746||2019-08-15|
|Oracle Linux version 8 (kernel)||ELSA-2019-2411||2019-08-19|
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