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CVE-2016-9685

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Overview

Multiple memory leaks in error paths in fs/xfs/xfs_attr_list.c in the Linux kernel before 4.5.1 allow local users to cause a denial of service (memory consumption) via crafted XFS filesystem operations.

Related Files

Red Hat Security Advisory 2017-2669-01
Posted Sep 6, 2017
Authored by Red Hat | Site access.redhat.com

Red Hat Security Advisory 2017-2669-01 - The kernel-rt packages provide the Real Time Linux Kernel, which enables fine-tuning for systems with extremely high determinism requirements. Security Fix: A race condition was found in the Linux kernel, present since v3.14-rc1 through v4.12. The race happens between threads of inotify_handle_event() and vfs_rename() while running the rename operation against the same file. As a result of the race the next slab data or the slab's free list pointer can be corrupted with attacker-controlled data, which may lead to the privilege escalation.

tags | advisory, kernel
systems | linux, redhat
advisories | CVE-2015-8839, CVE-2016-10088, CVE-2016-7042, CVE-2016-7097, CVE-2016-8645, CVE-2016-9576, CVE-2016-9604, CVE-2016-9685, CVE-2016-9806, CVE-2017-2671, CVE-2017-5970, CVE-2017-6001, CVE-2017-6951, CVE-2017-7187, CVE-2017-7533, CVE-2017-7889, CVE-2017-8797, CVE-2017-8890, CVE-2017-9074, CVE-2017-9075, CVE-2017-9076, CVE-2017-9077
MD5 | 0a221d8536beefe0e66026fd3343761f
Red Hat Security Advisory 2017-1842-01
Posted Aug 2, 2017
Authored by Red Hat | Site access.redhat.com

Red Hat Security Advisory 2017-1842-01 - The kernel packages contain the Linux kernel, the core of any Linux operating system. Security Fix: An use-after-free flaw was found in the Linux kernel which enables a race condition in the L2TPv3 IP Encapsulation feature. A local user could use this flaw to escalate their privileges or crash the system. A flaw was found that can be triggered in keyring_search_iterator in keyring.c if type->match is NULL. A local user could use this flaw to crash the system or, potentially, escalate their privileges.

tags | advisory, kernel, local
systems | linux, redhat
advisories | CVE-2014-7970, CVE-2014-7975, CVE-2015-8839, CVE-2015-8970, CVE-2016-10088, CVE-2016-10147, CVE-2016-10200, CVE-2016-6213, CVE-2016-7042, CVE-2016-7097, CVE-2016-8645, CVE-2016-9576, CVE-2016-9588, CVE-2016-9604, CVE-2016-9685, CVE-2016-9806, CVE-2017-2596, CVE-2017-2647, CVE-2017-2671, CVE-2017-5970, CVE-2017-6001, CVE-2017-6951, CVE-2017-7187, CVE-2017-7616, CVE-2017-7889, CVE-2017-8797, CVE-2017-8890, CVE-2017-9074
MD5 | e79dcd340ec8fd5ccd78d062d54ebf21
Red Hat Security Advisory 2017-2077-01
Posted Aug 2, 2017
Authored by Red Hat | Site access.redhat.com

Red Hat Security Advisory 2017-2077-01 - The kernel-rt packages provide the Real Time Linux Kernel, which enables fine-tuning for systems with extremely high determinism requirements. Security Fix: An use-after-free flaw was found in the Linux kernel which enables a race condition in the L2TPv3 IP Encapsulation feature. A local user could use this flaw to escalate their privileges or crash the system. A flaw was found that can be triggered in keyring_search_iterator in keyring.c if type->match is NULL. A local user could use this flaw to crash the system or, potentially, escalate their privileges.

tags | advisory, kernel, local
systems | linux, redhat
advisories | CVE-2014-7970, CVE-2014-7975, CVE-2015-8839, CVE-2015-8970, CVE-2016-10088, CVE-2016-10147, CVE-2016-10200, CVE-2016-6213, CVE-2016-7042, CVE-2016-7097, CVE-2016-8645, CVE-2016-9576, CVE-2016-9588, CVE-2016-9604, CVE-2016-9685, CVE-2016-9806, CVE-2017-2596, CVE-2017-2647, CVE-2017-2671, CVE-2017-5970, CVE-2017-6001, CVE-2017-6951, CVE-2017-7187, CVE-2017-7616, CVE-2017-7889, CVE-2017-8797, CVE-2017-8890, CVE-2017-9074
MD5 | 06777be13da445d34278d3bd85082db2
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3187-2
Posted Feb 9, 2017
Authored by Ubuntu | Site security.ubuntu.com

Ubuntu Security Notice 3187-2 - Andrey Konovalov discovered that the SCTP implementation in the Linux kernel improperly handled validation of incoming data. A remote attacker could use this to cause a denial of service. It was discovered that multiple memory leaks existed in the XFS implementation in the Linux kernel. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service.

tags | advisory, remote, denial of service, kernel, local, memory leak
systems | linux, ubuntu
advisories | CVE-2016-9555, CVE-2016-9685
MD5 | 6324449e33351992007a601ce79b71dc
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3187-1
Posted Feb 3, 2017
Authored by Ubuntu | Site security.ubuntu.com

Ubuntu Security Notice 3187-1 - Andrey Konovalov discovered that the SCTP implementation in the Linux kernel improperly handled validation of incoming data. A remote attacker could use this to cause a denial of service. It was discovered that multiple memory leaks existed in the XFS implementation in the Linux kernel. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service.

tags | advisory, remote, denial of service, kernel, local, memory leak
systems | linux, ubuntu
advisories | CVE-2016-9555, CVE-2016-9685
MD5 | db84eeec4c3c055a929a5d6ca9291015
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