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CVE-2015-5257

Published: 24 September 2015

drivers/usb/serial/whiteheat.c in the Linux kernel before 4.2.4 allows physically proximate attackers to cause a denial of service (NULL pointer dereference and OOPS) or possibly have unspecified other impact via a crafted USB device. NOTE: this ID was incorrectly used for an Apache Cordova issue that has the correct ID of CVE-2015-8320.

From the Ubuntu security team

Moein Ghasemzadeh discovered that the USB WhiteHEAT serial driver contained hardcoded attributes about the USB devices. An attacker could construct a fake WhiteHEAT USB device that, when inserted, causes a denial of service (system crash).

Priority

Low

Status

Package Release Status
linux
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
upstream
Released (4.3~rc3)
linux-2.6
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
upstream
Released (4.3~rc3)
linux-armadaxp
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
upstream
Released (4.3~rc3)
linux-aws
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
upstream
Released (4.3~rc3)
linux-ec2
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
upstream
Released (4.3~rc3)
linux-flo
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
upstream
Released (4.3~rc3)
linux-fsl-imx51
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
upstream
Released (4.3~rc3)
linux-gke
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
upstream
Released (4.3~rc3)
linux-goldfish
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
upstream
Released (4.3~rc3)
linux-grouper
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
upstream
Released (4.3~rc3)
linux-hwe
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
upstream
Released (4.3~rc3)
linux-hwe-edge
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
upstream
Released (4.3~rc3)
linux-linaro-omap
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
upstream
Released (4.3~rc3)
linux-linaro-shared
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
upstream
Released (4.3~rc3)
linux-linaro-vexpress
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
upstream
Released (4.3~rc3)
linux-lts-quantal
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
upstream
Released (4.3~rc3)
linux-lts-raring
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
upstream
Released (4.3~rc3)
linux-lts-saucy
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
upstream
Released (4.3~rc3)
linux-lts-trusty
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
upstream
Released (4.3~rc3)
linux-lts-utopic
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
upstream
Released (4.3~rc3)
linux-lts-vivid
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
upstream
Released (4.3~rc3)
linux-lts-wily
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
upstream
Released (4.3~rc3)
linux-lts-xenial
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
upstream
Released (4.3~rc3)
linux-maguro
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
upstream
Released (4.3~rc3)
linux-mako
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
upstream
Released (4.3~rc3)
linux-manta
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
upstream
Released (4.3~rc3)
linux-mvl-dove
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
upstream
Released (4.3~rc3)
linux-qcm-msm
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
upstream
Released (4.3~rc3)
linux-raspi2
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
upstream
Released (4.3~rc3)
linux-snapdragon
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
upstream
Released (4.3~rc3)
linux-ti-omap4
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
upstream
Released (4.3~rc3)

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
seth-arnold
'low' since it requires customized usb hardware and physical access

References

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