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CVE-2016-2547

Published: 24 February 2016

sound/core/timer.c in the Linux kernel before 4.4.1 employs a locking approach that does not consider slave timer instances, which allows local users to cause a denial of service (race condition, use-after-free, and system crash) via a crafted ioctl call.

From the Ubuntu security team

Dmitry Vyukov discovered that the Advanced Linux Sound Architecture (ALSA) framework's handling of high resolution timers did not properly manage its data structures. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system hang or crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code.

Priority

Medium

CVSS 3 base score: 5.1

Status

Package Release Status
linux
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (4.5~rc1)
Patches:
Introduced by 1da177e4c3f41524e886b7f1b8a0c1fc7321cac2
Fixed by b5a663aa426f4884c71cd8580adae73f33570f0d
linux-armadaxp
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (4.5~rc1)
This package is not directly supported by the Ubuntu Security Team
linux-aws
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (4.5~rc1)
linux-flo
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (4.5~rc1)
linux-gke
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (4.5~rc1)
linux-goldfish
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (4.5~rc1)
linux-grouper
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (4.5~rc1)
linux-hwe
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (4.5~rc1)
linux-hwe-edge
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (4.5~rc1)
linux-linaro-omap
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (4.5~rc1)
linux-linaro-shared
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (4.5~rc1)
linux-linaro-vexpress
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (4.5~rc1)
linux-lts-quantal
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (4.5~rc1)
This package is not directly supported by the Ubuntu Security Team
linux-lts-raring
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (4.5~rc1)
linux-lts-saucy
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (4.5~rc1)
This package is not directly supported by the Ubuntu Security Team
linux-lts-trusty
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (4.5~rc1)
linux-lts-utopic
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (4.5~rc1)
linux-lts-vivid
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (4.5~rc1)
linux-lts-wily
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (4.5~rc1)
linux-lts-xenial
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (4.5~rc1)
linux-maguro
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (4.5~rc1)
linux-mako
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (4.5~rc1)
linux-manta
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (4.5~rc1)
linux-qcm-msm
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (4.5~rc1)
linux-raspi2
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (4.5~rc1)
linux-snapdragon
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (4.5~rc1)
linux-ti-omap4
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (4.5~rc1)