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CVE-2016-9806

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Overview

Race condition in the netlink_dump function in net/netlink/af_netlink.c in the Linux kernel before 4.6.3 allows local users to cause a denial of service (double free) or possibly have unspecified other impact via a crafted application that makes sendmsg system calls, leading to a free operation associated with a new dump that started earlier than anticipated.

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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-3168-2
Posted Jan 11, 2017
Authored by Ubuntu | Site security.ubuntu.com

Ubuntu Security Notice 3168-2 - USN-3168-1 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. Dmitry Vyukov discovered that the KVM implementation in the Linux kernel did not properly initialize the Code Segment in certain error cases. 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-2016-9756, CVE-2016-9793, CVE-2016-9794, CVE-2016-9806
MD5 | cc949ff987241c976d84bdd72b306293
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3168-1
Posted Jan 11, 2017
Authored by Ubuntu | Site security.ubuntu.com

Ubuntu Security Notice 3168-1 - Dmitry Vyukov discovered that the KVM implementation in the Linux kernel did not properly initialize the Code Segment in certain error cases. A local attacker could use this to expose sensitive information. Andrey Konovalov discovered that signed integer overflows existed in the setsockopt system call when handling the SO_SNDBUFFORCE and SO_RCVBUFFORCE options. A local attacker with the CAP_NET_ADMIN capability could use this to cause a denial of service. Various other issues were also addressed.

tags | advisory, denial of service, overflow, kernel, local
systems | linux, ubuntu
advisories | CVE-2016-9756, CVE-2016-9793, CVE-2016-9794, CVE-2016-9806
MD5 | aee401b52d48ac957acbacdafa99ef42
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