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CVE-2016-9754

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Overview

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.

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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3422-2
Posted Sep 19, 2017
Authored by Ubuntu | Site security.ubuntu.com

Ubuntu Security Notice 3422-2 - USN-3422-1 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 buffer overflow existed in the Bluetooth stack of the Linux kernel when handling L2CAP configuration responses. A physically proximate attacker could use this to cause a denial of service. Various other issues were also addressed.

tags | advisory, denial of service, overflow, kernel, vulnerability
systems | linux, ubuntu
advisories | CVE-2016-10044, CVE-2016-10200, CVE-2016-7097, CVE-2016-8650, CVE-2016-9083, CVE-2016-9084, CVE-2016-9178, CVE-2016-9191, CVE-2016-9604, CVE-2016-9754, CVE-2017-1000251, CVE-2017-5970, CVE-2017-6214, CVE-2017-6346, CVE-2017-6951, CVE-2017-7187, CVE-2017-7472, CVE-2017-7541
MD5 | aa0d1979692666d02459e80975dec493
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3422-1
Posted Sep 19, 2017
Authored by Ubuntu | Site security.ubuntu.com

Ubuntu Security Notice 3422-1 - It was discovered that a buffer overflow existed in the Bluetooth stack of the Linux kernel when handling L2CAP configuration responses. A physically proximate attacker could use this to cause a denial of service. It was discovered that the asynchronous I/O subsystem of the Linux kernel did not properly set permissions on aio memory mappings in some situations. An attacker could use this to more easily exploit other vulnerabilities. Various other issues were also addressed.

tags | advisory, denial of service, overflow, kernel, vulnerability
systems | linux, ubuntu
advisories | CVE-2016-10044, CVE-2016-10200, CVE-2016-7097, CVE-2016-8650, CVE-2016-9083, CVE-2016-9084, CVE-2016-9178, CVE-2016-9191, CVE-2016-9604, CVE-2016-9754, CVE-2017-1000251, CVE-2017-5970, CVE-2017-6214, CVE-2017-6346, CVE-2017-6951, CVE-2017-7187, CVE-2017-7472, CVE-2017-7541
MD5 | aa932dae73e3a34aa75e9674d33572f6
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