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CVE-2017-5546

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Overview

The freelist-randomization feature in mm/slab.c in the Linux kernel 4.8.x and 4.9.x before 4.9.5 allows local users to cause a denial of service (duplicate freelist entries and system crash) or possibly have unspecified other impact in opportunistic circumstances by leveraging the selection of a large value for a random number.

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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3361-1
Posted Jul 21, 2017
Authored by Ubuntu | Site security.ubuntu.com

Ubuntu Security Notice 3361-1 - USN-3358-1 fixed vulnerabilities in the Linux kernel for Ubuntu 17.04. This update provides the corresponding updates for the Linux Hardware Enablement kernel from Ubuntu 17.04 for Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. Please note that this update changes the Linux HWE kernel to the 4.10 based kernel from Ubuntu 17.04, superseding the 4.8 based HWE kernel from Ubuntu 16.10. Ben Harris discovered that the Linux kernel would strip extended privilege attributes of files when performing a failed unprivileged system call. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service. Various other issues were also addressed.

tags | advisory, denial of service, kernel, local, vulnerability
systems | linux, ubuntu
advisories | CVE-2015-1350, CVE-2016-10208, CVE-2016-8405, CVE-2016-8636, CVE-2016-9083, CVE-2016-9084, CVE-2016-9191, CVE-2016-9604, CVE-2016-9755, CVE-2017-2583, CVE-2017-2584, CVE-2017-2596, CVE-2017-2618, CVE-2017-2671, CVE-2017-5546, CVE-2017-5549, CVE-2017-5550, CVE-2017-5551, CVE-2017-5576, CVE-2017-5669, CVE-2017-5897, CVE-2017-5970, CVE-2017-6001, CVE-2017-6214, CVE-2017-6345, CVE-2017-6346, CVE-2017-6347, CVE-2017-6348
MD5 | 2a81ab5a406b26495cf15b17d009be23
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