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CVE-2014-9904

Published: 27 June 2016

The snd_compress_check_input function in sound/core/compress_offload.c in the ALSA subsystem in the Linux kernel before 3.17 does not properly check for an integer overflow, which allows local users to cause a denial of service (insufficient memory allocation) or possibly have unspecified other impact via a crafted SNDRV_COMPRESS_SET_PARAMS ioctl call.

From the Ubuntu security team

It was discovered that the compression handling code in the Advanced Linux Sound Architecture (ALSA) subsystem in the Linux kernel did not properly check for an integer overflow. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash).

Priority

Medium

CVSS 3 base score: 7.8

Status

Package Release Status
linux
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (3.17~rc1)
Patches:
Introduced by b35cc8225845112a616e3a2266d2fde5ab13d3ab
Fixed by 6217e5ede23285ddfee10d2e4ba0cc2d4c046205
linux-armadaxp
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (3.17~rc1)
This package is not directly supported by the Ubuntu Security Team
linux-aws
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (3.17~rc1)
linux-flo
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (3.17~rc1)
linux-gke
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (3.17~rc1)
linux-goldfish
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (3.17~rc1)
linux-grouper
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (3.17~rc1)
linux-hwe
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (3.17~rc1)
linux-hwe-edge
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (3.17~rc1)
linux-linaro-omap
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (3.17~rc1)
linux-linaro-shared
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (3.17~rc1)
linux-linaro-vexpress
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (3.17~rc1)
linux-lts-quantal
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (3.17~rc1)
This package is not directly supported by the Ubuntu Security Team
linux-lts-raring
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (3.17~rc1)
linux-lts-saucy
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (3.17~rc1)
This package is not directly supported by the Ubuntu Security Team
linux-lts-trusty
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (3.17~rc1)
linux-lts-utopic
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (3.17~rc1)
linux-lts-vivid
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (3.17~rc1)
linux-lts-wily
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (3.17~rc1)
linux-lts-xenial
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (3.17~rc1)
linux-maguro
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (3.17~rc1)
linux-mako
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (3.17~rc1)
linux-manta
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (3.17~rc1)
linux-qcm-msm
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (3.17~rc1)
linux-raspi2
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (3.17~rc1)
linux-snapdragon
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (3.17~rc1)
linux-ti-omap4
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (3.17~rc1)

Notes

AuthorNote
jdstrand
android kernels (flo, goldfish, grouper, maguro, mako and manta) are
not supported on the Ubuntu Touch 14.10 and earlier preview kernels
linux-lts-saucy no longer receives official support
linux-lts-quantal no longer receives official support

References