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CVE-2016-4470

Published: 27 June 2016

The key_reject_and_link function in security/keys/key.c in the Linux kernel through 4.6.3 does not ensure that a certain data structure is initialized, which allows local users to cause a denial of service (system crash) via vectors involving a crafted keyctl request2 command.

From the Ubuntu security team

It was discovered that the keyring implementation in the Linux kernel did not ensure a data structure was initialized before referencing it after an error condition occurred. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash).

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
Priority

Medium

CVSS 3 base score: 5.5

Status

Package Release Status
linux
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
precise
Released (3.2.0-107.148)
trusty
Released (3.13.0-93.140)
upstream
Released (4.7~rc4)
wily Ignored
(reached end-of-life)
xenial
Released (4.4.0-34.53)
yakkety Not vulnerable
(4.4.0-33.52)
zesty Not vulnerable
(4.8.0-22.24)
Patches:
Introduced by

f70e2e06196ad4c1c762037da2f75354f6c16b81

Fixed by 38327424b40bcebe2de92d07312c89360ac9229a
linux-armadaxp
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
precise Does not exist
(precise was released [3.2.0-1670.96])
trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (4.7~rc4)
wily Does not exist

xenial Does not exist

yakkety Does not exist

zesty Does not exist

This package is not directly supported by the Ubuntu Security Team
linux-aws
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
precise Does not exist

trusty Not vulnerable
(4.4.0-1002.2)
upstream
Released (4.7~rc4)
xenial Not vulnerable
(4.4.0-1001.10)
yakkety Does not exist

zesty Does not exist

linux-flo
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
precise Does not exist

trusty Does not exist
(trusty was ignored)
upstream
Released (4.7~rc4)
wily Ignored
(reached end-of-life)
xenial Ignored
(abandoned)
yakkety Ignored
(abandoned)
zesty Does not exist

linux-gke
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
precise Does not exist

trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (4.7~rc4)
xenial Not vulnerable
(4.4.0-1003.3)
yakkety Does not exist

zesty Does not exist

linux-goldfish
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
precise Does not exist

trusty Does not exist
(trusty was ignored)
upstream
Released (4.7~rc4)
wily Ignored
(reached end-of-life)
xenial Ignored
(abandoned)
yakkety Ignored
(abandoned)
zesty Ignored
(abandoned)
linux-grouper
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
precise Does not exist

trusty Does not exist
(trusty was ignored)
upstream
Released (4.7~rc4)
wily Does not exist

xenial Does not exist

yakkety Does not exist

zesty Does not exist

linux-hwe
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
precise Does not exist

trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (4.7~rc4)
xenial Not vulnerable
(4.8.0-36.36~16.04.1)
yakkety Does not exist

zesty Does not exist

linux-hwe-edge
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
precise Does not exist

trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (4.7~rc4)
xenial Not vulnerable
(4.8.0-36.36~16.04.1)
yakkety Does not exist

zesty Does not exist

linux-linaro-omap
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
precise Does not exist
(precise was ignored [abandoned])
trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (4.7~rc4)
wily Does not exist

xenial Does not exist

yakkety Does not exist

zesty Does not exist

linux-linaro-shared
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
precise Does not exist
(precise was ignored [abandoned])
trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (4.7~rc4)
wily Does not exist

xenial Does not exist

yakkety Does not exist

zesty Does not exist

linux-linaro-vexpress
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
precise Does not exist
(precise was ignored [abandoned])
trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (4.7~rc4)
wily Does not exist

xenial Does not exist

yakkety Does not exist

zesty Does not exist

linux-lts-quantal
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
precise Does not exist
(precise was ignored [end-of-life])
trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (4.7~rc4)
wily Does not exist

xenial Does not exist

yakkety Does not exist

zesty Does not exist

This package is not directly supported by the Ubuntu Security Team
linux-lts-raring
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
precise Does not exist
(precise was ignored [end-of-life])
trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (4.7~rc4)
wily Does not exist

xenial Does not exist

yakkety Does not exist

zesty Does not exist

linux-lts-saucy
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
precise Does not exist
(precise was ignored [end-of-life])
trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (4.7~rc4)
wily Does not exist

xenial Does not exist

yakkety Does not exist

zesty Does not exist

This package is not directly supported by the Ubuntu Security Team
linux-lts-trusty
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
precise
Released (3.13.0-93.140~precise1)
trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (4.7~rc4)
wily Does not exist

xenial Does not exist

yakkety Does not exist

zesty Does not exist

linux-lts-utopic
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
precise Does not exist

trusty Does not exist
(trusty was ignored [out of standard support])
upstream
Released (4.7~rc4)
wily Does not exist

xenial Does not exist

yakkety Does not exist

zesty Does not exist

linux-lts-vivid
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
precise Does not exist

trusty Does not exist
(trusty was released [3.19.0-66.74~14.04.1])
upstream
Released (4.7~rc4)
wily Does not exist

xenial Does not exist

yakkety Does not exist

zesty Does not exist

linux-lts-wily
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
precise Does not exist

trusty Does not exist
(trusty was ignored [out of standard support])
upstream
Released (4.7~rc4)
wily Does not exist

xenial Does not exist

yakkety Does not exist

zesty Does not exist

linux-lts-xenial
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
precise Does not exist

trusty
Released (4.4.0-34.53~14.04.1)
upstream
Released (4.7~rc4)
wily Does not exist

xenial Does not exist

yakkety Does not exist

zesty Does not exist

linux-maguro
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
precise Does not exist

trusty Does not exist
(trusty was ignored)
upstream
Released (4.7~rc4)
wily Does not exist

xenial Does not exist

yakkety Does not exist

zesty Does not exist

linux-mako
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
precise Does not exist

trusty Does not exist
(trusty was ignored)
upstream
Released (4.7~rc4)
wily Ignored
(reached end-of-life)
xenial Ignored
(abandoned)
yakkety Ignored
(abandoned)
zesty Does not exist

linux-manta
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
precise Does not exist

trusty Does not exist
(trusty was ignored)
upstream
Released (4.7~rc4)
wily Ignored
(reached end-of-life)
xenial Does not exist

yakkety Does not exist

zesty Does not exist

linux-qcm-msm
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
precise Does not exist
(precise was ignored [abandoned])
trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (4.7~rc4)
wily Does not exist

xenial Does not exist

yakkety Does not exist

zesty Does not exist

linux-raspi2
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
precise Does not exist

trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (4.7~rc4)
wily Ignored
(reached end-of-life)
xenial
Released (4.4.0-1019.25)
yakkety Not vulnerable
(4.8.0-1012.14)
zesty Not vulnerable
(4.8.0-1013.15)
linux-snapdragon
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
precise Does not exist

trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (4.7~rc4)
wily Does not exist

xenial
Released (4.4.0-1022.25)
yakkety Not vulnerable
(4.4.0-1022.25)
zesty Not vulnerable
(4.4.0-1029.32)
linux-ti-omap4
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
precise Does not exist
(precise was released [3.2.0-1485.112])
trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (4.7~rc4)
wily Does not exist

xenial Does not exist

yakkety Does not exist

zesty Does not exist