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Title:       EGI SVG Advisory 'High' RISK at least RH7 and derivatives - Linux vulnerabilities CVE-2015-1318 CVE-2015-1862 CVE-2015-3315  [EGI-ADV-20150507] 

Date:        2015-05-07  



3 new vulnerabilities have been found in Linux, which may allow privilege escalation to root. CVE-2015-1318,  CVE-2015-1862  CVE-2015-3315 

Some versions of Linux which are used in the EGI infrastructure are vulnerable to one or more of these issues. 

Sites using vulnerable versions which have been fixed are recommended to patch as soon as possible. 

For sites using Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 and 7 sites should disable ABRT as soon as possible.


Initial information has been sent to [R 1] and see other references. 

Risk category

The exact effect and hence the Risk associated with these vulnerabilities varies for different linux versions.

This issue has been assessed as 'High' risk by the EGI CSIRT and EGI SVG Risk 

Assessment Team for CVE-2015-3315 in the case of RedHat 7 and it's derivatives. 

Affected software

For RedHat

RH6 and RH7 and derivatives are vulnerable to CVE-2015-3315 and this has NOT been fixed at the time of writing. See [R 2]  

RedHat is not vulnerable to CVE-2015-1318,  CVE-2015-1862 [R 7] 

For Debian

So far not reported to be vulnerable, see [R 3], [R 4], [R 5]

For Ubuntu

CVE-2015-1318 is an issue For Ubuntu 14 - Fixed  [R 6]

CVE-2015-1862 Does not apply

CVE-2015-3315 Does not apply.


Sites should disable ABRT if they are affected and cannot patch - see [2], this should be carried out urgently in the case of RH7.  

This at present is the only solution for sites running Red Hat 6 or Red Hat 7  

Component installation information

See software providers' information  


Sites running vulnerable versions are recommended to update relevant components or take mitigating action as soon as possible. 


SVG was first alerted to these vulnerabilities by Mischa Salle at Nikhef.

See references for original discoverer. 


[R 1] 

[R 2]

[R 3]

[R 4]

[R 5]

[R 6]

[R 7]

Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures


(Others are not there yet.)


2015-04-15 SVG alerted to Vulnerabilities by Mischa Salle 
2015-04--- On-going checking and assessment by the EGI Software Vulnerability Group.  
2015-04-30 Updated packages available in most cases
2015-05-07 Alert sent to sites