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CVE-2015-8963

Status Candidate

Overview

Race condition in kernel/events/core.c in the Linux kernel before 4.4 allows local users to gain privileges or cause a denial of service (use-after-free) by leveraging incorrect handling of an swevent data structure during a CPU unplug operation.

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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3360-1
Posted Jul 21, 2017
Authored by Ubuntu | Site security.ubuntu.com

Ubuntu Security Notice 3360-1 - It was discovered that the Linux kernel did not properly initialize a Wake- on-Lan data structure. A local attacker could use this to expose sensitive information. It was discovered that the Linux kernel did not properly restrict access to /proc/iomem. A local attacker could use this to expose sensitive information. It was discovered that a use-after-free vulnerability existed in the performance events and counters subsystem of the Linux kernel for ARM64. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service or possibly execute arbitrary code. Various other issues were also addressed.

tags | advisory, denial of service, arbitrary, kernel, local
systems | linux, ubuntu
advisories | CVE-2014-9900, CVE-2015-8944, CVE-2015-8955, CVE-2015-8962, CVE-2015-8963, CVE-2015-8964, CVE-2015-8966, CVE-2015-8967, CVE-2016-10088, CVE-2017-1000380, CVE-2017-7346, CVE-2017-7895, CVE-2017-8924, CVE-2017-8925, CVE-2017-9605
SHA-256 | b728a817657de92c7a8e7a3974a7db179927290da525b28390f7ffee93bfc9c8
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3360-2
Posted Jul 21, 2017
Authored by Ubuntu | Site security.ubuntu.com

Ubuntu Security Notice 3360-2 - USN-3360-1 fixed vulnerabilities in the Linux kernel for Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. This update provides the corresponding updates for the Linux Hardware Enablement kernel from Ubuntu 14.04 LTS for Ubuntu 12.04 ESM. It was discovered that the Linux kernel did not properly initialize a Wake- on-Lan data structure. A local attacker could use this to expose sensitive information. Various other issues were also addressed.

tags | advisory, kernel, local, vulnerability
systems | linux, ubuntu
advisories | CVE-2014-9900, CVE-2015-8944, CVE-2015-8955, CVE-2015-8962, CVE-2015-8963, CVE-2015-8964, CVE-2015-8966, CVE-2015-8967, CVE-2016-10088, CVE-2017-1000380, CVE-2017-7346, CVE-2017-7895, CVE-2017-8924, CVE-2017-8925, CVE-2017-9074, CVE-2017-9605
SHA-256 | dd0fe2c526143d34a107f7f383bf5197ebc0f403d7b65cfed4142a62d732f7a3
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