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CVE-2016-9754

Published: 5 January 2017

The ring_buffer_resize function in kernel/trace/ring_buffer.c in the profiling subsystem in the Linux kernel before 4.6.1 mishandles certain integer calculations, which allows local users to gain privileges by writing to the /sys/kernel/debug/tracing/buffer_size_kb file.

From the Ubuntu security team

It was discovered that an integer overflow existed in the trace subsystem of the Linux kernel. A local privileged 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

Low

CVSS 3 base score: 7.8

Status

Package Release Status
linux
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
artful Not vulnerable
(4.10.0-19.21)
precise Ignored
(was needed ESM criteria)
trusty
Released (3.13.0-132.181)
upstream
Released (4.7~rc1)
xenial
Released (4.4.0-28.47)
yakkety Not vulnerable
(4.4.0-25.44)
zesty Not vulnerable
(4.8.0-22.24)
Patches:
Introduced by

1da177e4c3f41524e886b7f1b8a0c1fc7321cac2

Fixed by 59643d1535eb220668692a5359de22545af579f6
linux-armadaxp
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
artful Does not exist

precise Does not exist
(precise was needed)
trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (4.7~rc1)
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 (4.7~rc1)
xenial Not vulnerable
(4.4.0-1001.10)
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 (4.7~rc1)
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 (4.7~rc1)
xenial Not vulnerable
(4.4.0-9019.20)
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 (4.7~rc1)
xenial Ignored
(abandoned)
yakkety Ignored
(abandoned)
zesty Does not exist

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

precise Does not exist

trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (4.7~rc1)
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 (4.7~rc1)
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 (4.7~rc1)
xenial Ignored
(abandoned)
yakkety Ignored
(abandoned)
zesty Ignored
(abandoned)
linux-grouper
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
artful Does not exist

precise Does not exist

trusty Does not exist
(trusty was ignored)
upstream
Released (4.7~rc1)
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 (4.7~rc1)
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
artful Does not exist

precise Does not exist

trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (4.7~rc1)
xenial Not vulnerable
(4.8.0-36.36~16.04.1)
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 (4.7~rc1)
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 (4.7~rc1)
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 (4.7~rc1)
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 (4.7~rc1)
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 (4.7~rc1)
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 (4.7~rc1)
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 (4.7~rc1)
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 (4.7~rc1)
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 (4.7~rc1)
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 (4.7~rc1)
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 (4.7~rc1)
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 (4.4.0-28.47~14.04.1)
upstream
Released (4.7~rc1)
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 (4.7~rc1)
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 (4.7~rc1)
xenial Ignored
(abandoned)
yakkety Ignored
(abandoned)
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 (4.7~rc1)
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 (4.7~rc1)
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 (4.7~rc1)
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 (4.7~rc1)
xenial
Released (4.4.0-1016.22)
yakkety Not vulnerable
(4.4.0-1013.17)
zesty Not vulnerable
(4.8.0-1013.15)
linux-snapdragon
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
artful Not vulnerable
(4.4.0-1050.54)
precise Does not exist

trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (4.7~rc1)
xenial
Released (4.4.0-1019.22)
yakkety Not vulnerable
(4.4.0-1016.19)
zesty Not vulnerable
(4.4.0-1029.32)
linux-ti-omap4
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
artful Does not exist

precise Does not exist
(precise was needed)
trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (4.7~rc1)
xenial Does not exist

yakkety Does not exist

zesty Does not exist