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CVE-2016-9191

Published: 27 November 2016

The cgroup offline implementation in the Linux kernel through 4.8.11 mishandles certain drain operations, which allows local users to cause a denial of service (system hang) by leveraging access to a container environment for executing a crafted application, as demonstrated by trinity.

From the Ubuntu security team

CAI Qian discovered that the sysctl implementation in the Linux kernel did not properly perform reference counting in some situations. An unprivileged attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system hang).

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
artful Not vulnerable
(4.10.0-19.21)
precise Not vulnerable

trusty
Released (3.13.0-132.181)
upstream
Released (4.10~rc4)
xenial
Released (4.4.0-63.84)
yakkety Ignored
(reached end-of-life)
zesty Not vulnerable
(4.9.0-15.16)
Patches:
Introduced by

f0c3b5093addc8bfe9fe3a5b01acb7ec7969eafa

Fixed by 93362fa47fe98b62e4a34ab408c4a418432e7939
linux-armadaxp
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
artful Does not exist

precise Does not exist
(precise was not-affected)
trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (4.10~rc4)
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
artful Does not exist

precise Does not exist

trusty Not vulnerable
(4.4.0-1002.2)
upstream
Released (4.10~rc4)
xenial
Released (4.4.0-1003.12)
yakkety Does not exist

zesty Does not exist

linux-azure
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
artful Does not exist

precise Does not exist

trusty Not vulnerable
(4.15.0-1023.24~14.04.1)
upstream
Released (4.10~rc4)
xenial Not vulnerable
(4.11.0-1009.9)
yakkety Does not exist

zesty Does not exist

linux-euclid
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
artful Does not exist

precise Does not exist

trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (4.10~rc4)
xenial Ignored
(was needed ESM criteria)
zesty Does not exist

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

precise Does not exist

trusty Does not exist
(trusty was ignored)
upstream
Released (4.10~rc4)
xenial Not vulnerable

yakkety Not vulnerable

zesty Does not exist

linux-gcp
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
artful Does not exist

precise Does not exist

trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (4.10~rc4)
xenial Not vulnerable
(4.10.0-1004.4)
yakkety Does not exist

zesty Does not exist

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

precise Does not exist

trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (4.10~rc4)
xenial Not vulnerable
(4.4.0-1003.3)
yakkety Does not exist

zesty Does not exist

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

precise Does not exist

trusty Does not exist
(trusty was ignored)
upstream
Released (4.10~rc4)
xenial Not vulnerable

yakkety Not vulnerable

zesty Not vulnerable

linux-grouper
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
artful Does not exist

precise Does not exist

trusty Does not exist
(trusty was ignored)
upstream
Released (4.10~rc4)
xenial Does not exist

yakkety Does not exist

zesty Does not exist

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

precise Does not exist

trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (4.10~rc4)
xenial
Released (4.10.0-27.30~16.04.2)
yakkety Does not exist

zesty Does not exist

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

precise Does not exist

trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (4.10~rc4)
xenial
Released (4.10.0-27.30~16.04.2)
yakkety Does not exist

zesty Does not exist

linux-kvm
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
artful Does not exist

precise Does not exist

trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (4.10~rc4)
xenial Not vulnerable
(4.4.0-1004.9)
zesty Does not exist

linux-linaro-omap
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
artful Does not exist

precise Does not exist
(precise was ignored [abandoned])
trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (4.10~rc4)
xenial Does not exist

yakkety Does not exist

zesty Does not exist

linux-linaro-shared
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
artful Does not exist

precise Does not exist
(precise was ignored [abandoned])
trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (4.10~rc4)
xenial Does not exist

yakkety Does not exist

zesty Does not exist

linux-linaro-vexpress
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
artful Does not exist

precise Does not exist
(precise was ignored [abandoned])
trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (4.10~rc4)
xenial Does not exist

yakkety Does not exist

zesty Does not exist

linux-lts-quantal
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
artful Does not exist

precise Does not exist
(precise was ignored [end-of-life])
trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (4.10~rc4)
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
artful Does not exist

precise Does not exist
(precise was ignored [end-of-life])
trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (4.10~rc4)
xenial Does not exist

yakkety Does not exist

zesty Does not exist

linux-lts-saucy
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
artful Does not exist

precise Does not exist
(precise was ignored [end-of-life])
trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (4.10~rc4)
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
artful Does not exist

precise
Released (3.13.0-132.181~precise1)
trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (4.10~rc4)
xenial Does not exist

yakkety Does not exist

zesty Does not exist

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

precise Does not exist

trusty Does not exist
(trusty was ignored [out of standard support])
upstream
Released (4.10~rc4)
xenial Does not exist

yakkety Does not exist

zesty Does not exist

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

precise Does not exist

trusty Does not exist
(trusty was ignored [was needed now end-of-life])
upstream
Released (4.10~rc4)
xenial Does not exist

yakkety Does not exist

zesty Does not exist

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

precise Does not exist

trusty Does not exist
(trusty was ignored [out of standard support])
upstream
Released (4.10~rc4)
xenial Does not exist

yakkety Does not exist

zesty Does not exist

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

precise Does not exist

trusty
Released (4.4.0-63.84~14.04.2)
upstream
Released (4.10~rc4)
xenial Does not exist

yakkety Does not exist

zesty Does not exist

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

precise Does not exist

trusty Does not exist
(trusty was ignored)
upstream
Released (4.10~rc4)
xenial Does not exist

yakkety Does not exist

zesty Does not exist

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

precise Does not exist

trusty Does not exist
(trusty was ignored)
upstream
Released (4.10~rc4)
xenial Not vulnerable

yakkety Not vulnerable

zesty Does not exist

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

precise Does not exist

trusty Does not exist
(trusty was ignored)
upstream
Released (4.10~rc4)
xenial Does not exist

yakkety Does not exist

zesty Does not exist

linux-oem
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
artful Does not exist

precise Does not exist

trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (4.10~rc4)
xenial Not vulnerable
(4.13.0-1008.9)
zesty Does not exist

linux-qcm-msm
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
artful Does not exist

precise Does not exist
(precise was ignored [abandoned])
trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (4.10~rc4)
xenial Does not exist

yakkety Does not exist

zesty Does not exist

linux-raspi2
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
artful Not vulnerable
(4.10.0-1004.6)
precise Does not exist

trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (4.10~rc4)
xenial
Released (4.4.0-1044.51)
yakkety Ignored
(reached end-of-life)
zesty Not vulnerable
(4.10.0-1001.3)
linux-snapdragon
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
artful Not vulnerable
(4.4.0-1050.54)
precise Does not exist

trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (4.10~rc4)
xenial
Released (4.4.0-1047.51)
yakkety
Released (4.4.0-1048.52)
zesty Not vulnerable
(4.4.0-1047.51)
linux-ti-omap4
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
artful Does not exist

precise Does not exist
(precise was not-affected)
trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (4.10~rc4)
xenial Does not exist

yakkety Does not exist

zesty Does not exist