CVE-2016-5828

Published: 27 June 2016

The start_thread function in arch/powerpc/kernel/process.c in the Linux kernel through 4.6.3 on powerpc platforms mishandles transactional state, which allows local users to cause a denial of service (invalid process state or TM Bad Thing exception, and system crash) or possibly have unspecified other impact by starting and suspending a transaction before an exec system call.

From the Ubuntu security team

Cyril Bur discovered that on PowerPC platforms, the Linux kernel mishandled transactional memory state on exec(). A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code.

Priority

Medium

CVSS 3 base score: 7.8

Status

Package Release Status
linux
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (4.7~rc6)
Ubuntu 16.04 ESM (Xenial Xerus)
Released (4.4.0-36.55)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr)
Released (3.13.0-95.142)
Patches:
Introduced by bc2a9408fa65195288b41751016c36fd00a75a85
Fixed by 8e96a87c5431c256feb65bcfc5aec92d9f7839b6
linux-armadaxp
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (4.7~rc6)
Ubuntu 16.04 ESM (Xenial Xerus) Does not exist

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

This package is not directly supported by the Ubuntu Security Team
linux-aws
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (4.7~rc6)
Ubuntu 16.04 ESM (Xenial Xerus) Not vulnerable
(4.4.0-1001.10)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Not vulnerable
(4.4.0-1002.2)
linux-flo
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (4.7~rc6)
Ubuntu 16.04 ESM (Xenial Xerus) Not vulnerable

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist
(trusty was ignored)
linux-gke
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (4.7~rc6)
Ubuntu 16.04 ESM (Xenial Xerus) Not vulnerable
(4.4.0-1003.3)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

linux-goldfish
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (4.7~rc6)
Ubuntu 16.04 ESM (Xenial Xerus) Not vulnerable

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist
(trusty was ignored)
linux-grouper
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (4.7~rc6)
Ubuntu 16.04 ESM (Xenial Xerus) Does not exist

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist
(trusty was ignored)
linux-hwe
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (4.7~rc6)
Ubuntu 16.04 ESM (Xenial Xerus) Not vulnerable
(4.8.0-36.36~16.04.1)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

linux-hwe-edge
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (4.7~rc6)
Ubuntu 16.04 ESM (Xenial Xerus) Not vulnerable
(4.8.0-36.36~16.04.1)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

linux-linaro-omap
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (4.7~rc6)
Ubuntu 16.04 ESM (Xenial Xerus) Does not exist

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

linux-linaro-shared
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (4.7~rc6)
Ubuntu 16.04 ESM (Xenial Xerus) Does not exist

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

linux-linaro-vexpress
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (4.7~rc6)
Ubuntu 16.04 ESM (Xenial Xerus) Does not exist

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

linux-lts-quantal
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (4.7~rc6)
Ubuntu 16.04 ESM (Xenial Xerus) Does not exist

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

This package is not directly supported by the Ubuntu Security Team
linux-lts-raring
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (4.7~rc6)
Ubuntu 16.04 ESM (Xenial Xerus) Does not exist

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

linux-lts-saucy
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (4.7~rc6)
Ubuntu 16.04 ESM (Xenial Xerus) Does not exist

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

This package is not directly supported by the Ubuntu Security Team
linux-lts-trusty
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (4.7~rc6)
Ubuntu 16.04 ESM (Xenial Xerus) Does not exist

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

linux-lts-utopic
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (4.7~rc6)
Ubuntu 16.04 ESM (Xenial Xerus) Does not exist

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist
(trusty was ignored [out of standard support])
linux-lts-vivid
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (4.7~rc6)
Ubuntu 16.04 ESM (Xenial Xerus) Does not exist

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist
(trusty was released [3.19.0-68.76~14.04.1])
linux-lts-wily
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (4.7~rc6)
Ubuntu 16.04 ESM (Xenial Xerus) Does not exist

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist
(trusty was ignored [out of standard support])
linux-lts-xenial
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (4.7~rc6)
Ubuntu 16.04 ESM (Xenial Xerus) Does not exist

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr)
Released (4.4.0-36.55~14.04.1)
linux-maguro
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (4.7~rc6)
Ubuntu 16.04 ESM (Xenial Xerus) Does not exist

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist
(trusty was ignored)
linux-mako
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (4.7~rc6)
Ubuntu 16.04 ESM (Xenial Xerus) Not vulnerable

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist
(trusty was ignored)
linux-manta
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (4.7~rc6)
Ubuntu 16.04 ESM (Xenial Xerus) Does not exist

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist
(trusty was ignored)
linux-qcm-msm
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (4.7~rc6)
Ubuntu 16.04 ESM (Xenial Xerus) Does not exist

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

linux-raspi2
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (4.7~rc6)
Ubuntu 16.04 ESM (Xenial Xerus)
Released (4.4.0-1021.27)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

linux-snapdragon
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (4.7~rc6)
Ubuntu 16.04 ESM (Xenial Xerus)
Released (4.4.0-1024.27)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

linux-ti-omap4
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (4.7~rc6)
Ubuntu 16.04 ESM (Xenial Xerus) Does not exist

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

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