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CVE-2016-7911

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Overview

Race condition in the get_task_ioprio function in block/ioprio.c in the Linux kernel before 4.6.6 allows local users to gain privileges or cause a denial of service (use-after-free) via a crafted ioprio_get system call.

Related Files

Kernel Live Patch Security Notice LSN-0021-1
Posted Apr 15, 2017
Authored by Benjamin M. Romer

Several security issues were fixed in the kernel. Andrey Konovalov discovered that the AF_PACKET implementation in the Linux kernel did not properly validate certain block-size data. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash). Andrey Konovalov discovered a use-after-free vulnerability in the DCCP implementation in the Linux kernel. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash) or possibly gain administrative privileges. Various other issues were also addressed.

tags | advisory, denial of service, kernel, local
systems | linux
advisories | CVE-2016-5195, CVE-2016-7910, CVE-2016-7911, CVE-2016-7912, CVE-2016-7916, CVE-2016-8399, CVE-2016-8630, CVE-2016-8633, CVE-2016-9191, CVE-2016-9555, CVE-2016-9756, CVE-2017-2583, CVE-2017-6074, CVE-2017-7308
MD5 | 878ad898ccfcd692664025f15c5ea754
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3207-2
Posted Feb 23, 2017
Authored by Ubuntu | Site security.ubuntu.com

Ubuntu Security Notice 3207-2 - USN-3207-1 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 LTS. It was discovered that a use-after-free vulnerability existed in the block device layer of the Linux kernel. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service or possibly gain administrative privileges. Various other issues were also addressed.

tags | advisory, denial of service, kernel, local, vulnerability
systems | linux, ubuntu
advisories | CVE-2016-7910, CVE-2016-7911, CVE-2017-6074
MD5 | c0320da86bd7ef0a80867ccd916fd84f
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3207-1
Posted Feb 23, 2017
Authored by Ubuntu | Site security.ubuntu.com

Ubuntu Security Notice 3207-1 - It was discovered that a use-after-free vulnerability existed in the block device layer of the Linux kernel. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service or possibly gain administrative privileges. Dmitry Vyukov discovered a use-after-free vulnerability in the sys_ioprio_get function in the Linux kernel. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service or possibly gain administrative privileges. Various other issues were also addressed.

tags | advisory, denial of service, kernel, local
systems | linux, ubuntu
advisories | CVE-2016-7910, CVE-2016-7911, CVE-2017-6074
MD5 | 1383749585832daa1cfd70e12cfc5a6c
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3206-1
Posted Feb 23, 2017
Authored by Ubuntu | Site security.ubuntu.com

Ubuntu Security Notice 3206-1 - It was discovered that a use-after-free vulnerability existed in the block device layer of the Linux kernel. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service or possibly gain administrative privileges. Dmitry Vyukov discovered a use-after-free vulnerability in the sys_ioprio_get function in the Linux kernel. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service or possibly gain administrative privileges. Various other issues were also addressed.

tags | advisory, denial of service, kernel, local
systems | linux, ubuntu
advisories | CVE-2016-7910, CVE-2016-7911, CVE-2017-6074
MD5 | a7eb4b53bff91f5179c5aa436104a483
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