ID CVE-2016-0723
Summary Race condition in the tty_ioctl function in drivers/tty/tty_io.c in the Linux kernel through 4.4.1 allows local users to obtain sensitive information from kernel memory or cause a denial of service (use-after-free and system crash) by making a TIOCGETD ioctl call during processing of a TIOCSETD ioctl call.
References
Vulnerable Configurations
  • Linux Kernel 4.4.1
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:4.4.1
CVSS
Base: 5.6 (as of 18-08-2016 - 09:32)
Impact:
Exploitability:
CWE CWE-200
CAPEC
  • Subverting Environment Variable Values
    The attacker directly or indirectly modifies environment variables used by or controlling the target software. The attacker's goal is to cause the target software to deviate from its expected operation in a manner that benefits the attacker.
  • Footprinting
    An attacker engages in probing and exploration activity to identify constituents and properties of the target. Footprinting is a general term to describe a variety of information gathering techniques, often used by attackers in preparation for some attack. It consists of using tools to learn as much as possible about the composition, configuration, and security mechanisms of the targeted application, system or network. Information that might be collected during a footprinting effort could include open ports, applications and their versions, network topology, and similar information. While footprinting is not intended to be damaging (although certain activities, such as network scans, can sometimes cause disruptions to vulnerable applications inadvertently) it may often pave the way for more damaging attacks.
  • Exploiting Trust in Client (aka Make the Client Invisible)
    An attack of this type exploits a programs' vulnerabilities in client/server communication channel authentication and data integrity. It leverages the implicit trust a server places in the client, or more importantly, that which the server believes is the client. An attacker executes this type of attack by placing themselves in the communication channel between client and server such that communication directly to the server is possible where the server believes it is communicating only with a valid client. There are numerous variations of this type of attack.
  • Browser Fingerprinting
    An attacker carefully crafts small snippets of Java Script to efficiently detect the type of browser the potential victim is using. Many web-based attacks need prior knowledge of the web browser including the version of browser to ensure successful exploitation of a vulnerability. Having this knowledge allows an attacker to target the victim with attacks that specifically exploit known or zero day weaknesses in the type and version of the browser used by the victim. Automating this process via Java Script as a part of the same delivery system used to exploit the browser is considered more efficient as the attacker can supply a browser fingerprinting method and integrate it with exploit code, all contained in Java Script and in response to the same web page request by the browser.
  • Session Credential Falsification through Prediction
    This attack targets predictable session ID in order to gain privileges. The attacker can predict the session ID used during a transaction to perform spoofing and session hijacking.
  • Reusing Session IDs (aka Session Replay)
    This attack targets the reuse of valid session ID to spoof the target system in order to gain privileges. The attacker tries to reuse a stolen session ID used previously during a transaction to perform spoofing and session hijacking. Another name for this type of attack is Session Replay.
  • Using Slashes in Alternate Encoding
    This attack targets the encoding of the Slash characters. An attacker would try to exploit common filtering problems related to the use of the slashes characters to gain access to resources on the target host. Directory-driven systems, such as file systems and databases, typically use the slash character to indicate traversal between directories or other container components. For murky historical reasons, PCs (and, as a result, Microsoft OSs) choose to use a backslash, whereas the UNIX world typically makes use of the forward slash. The schizophrenic result is that many MS-based systems are required to understand both forms of the slash. This gives the attacker many opportunities to discover and abuse a number of common filtering problems. The goal of this pattern is to discover server software that only applies filters to one version, but not the other.
Access
VectorComplexityAuthentication
LOCAL LOW NONE
Impact
ConfidentialityIntegrityAvailability
PARTIAL NONE COMPLETE
nessus via4
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    description The openSUSE 13.2 kernel was updated to receive security and bugfixes. It also fixes a regression that caused the Chromium sandbox to no longer work (bsc#965356). Following security bugs were fixed : - CVE-2016-2069: A flaw was discovered in a way the Linux deals with paging structures. When Linux invalidates a paging structure that is not in use locally, it could, in principle, race against another CPU that is switching to a process that uses the paging structure in question, causing a local denial service (machine crash). (bnc#963767). - CVE-2016-0723: Race condition in the tty_ioctl function in drivers/tty/tty_io.c in the Linux kernel allowed local users to obtain sensitive information from kernel memory or cause a denial of service (use-after-free and system crash) by making a TIOCGETD ioctl call during processing of a TIOCSETD ioctl call (bnc#961500). The following non-security bugs were fixed : - Bluetooth: ath3k: workaround the compatibility issue with xHCI controller (bnc#907378). - kABI fix for addition of user_namespace.flags field (bnc#965308, bnc#965356). - userns: Add a knob to disable setgroups on a per user namespace basis (bnc#965308, bnc#965356). - userns: Allow setting gid_maps without privilege when setgroups is disabled (bnc#965308, bnc#965356). - userns: Rename id_map_mutex to userns_state_mutex (bnc#965308, bnc#965356).
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2016-10-13
    plugin id 88927
    published 2016-02-24
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=88927
    title openSUSE Security Update : the Linux Kernel (openSUSE-2016-256)
  • NASL family Fedora Local Security Checks
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    description Update to latest upstream stable release, Linux v4.3.4. Fixes for Elan touchpads. Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Fedora security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2016-10-18
    plugin id 89507
    published 2016-03-04
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=89507
    title Fedora 23 : kernel-4.3.4-300.fc23 (2016-2f25d12c51)
  • NASL family Oracle Linux Local Security Checks
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    description The remote Oracle Linux host is missing a security update for the Unbreakable Enterprise kernel package(s).
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2016-10-19
    plugin id 93148
    published 2016-08-29
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=93148
    title Oracle Linux 6 / 7 : Unbreakable Enterprise kernel (ELSA-2016-3596)
  • NASL family OracleVM Local Security Checks
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    description The remote OracleVM system is missing necessary patches to address critical security updates : please see Oracle VM Security Advisory OVMSA-2016-0100 for details.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-07-24
    plugin id 93679
    published 2016-09-23
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=93679
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  • NASL family SuSE Local Security Checks
    NASL id OPENSUSE-2016-518.NASL
    description The openSUSE 13.1 kernel was updated to 3.12.57 to receive various security and bugfixes. The following security bugs were fixed : - CVE-2015-8785: The fuse_fill_write_pages function in fs/fuse/file.c in the Linux kernel allowed local users to cause a denial of service (infinite loop) via a writev system call that triggers a zero length for the first segment of an iov. (bsc#963765) - CVE-2015-8551: The PCI backend driver in Xen, when running on an x86 system and using Linux as the driver domain, allowed local guest administrators to hit BUG conditions and cause a denial of service (NULL pointer dereference and host OS crash) by leveraging a system with access to a passed-through MSI or MSI-X capable physical PCI device and a crafted sequence of XEN_PCI_OP_* operations, aka 'Linux pciback missing sanity checks (bnc#957990). - CVE-2015-8552: The PCI backend driver in Xen, when running on an x86 system and using Linux as the driver domain, allowed local guest administrators to generate a continuous stream of WARN messages and cause a denial of service (disk consumption) by leveraging a system with access to a passed-through MSI or MSI-X capable physical PCI device and XEN_PCI_OP_enable_msi operations, aka 'Linux pciback missing sanity checks (bnc#957990). - CVE-2015-8812: A flaw was found in the CXGB3 kernel driver when the network was considered congested. The kernel would incorrectly misinterpret the congestion as an error condition and incorrectly free/clean up the skb. When the device would then send the skb's queued, these structures would be referenced and may panic the system or allow an attacker to escalate privileges in a use-after-free scenario.(bsc#966437). - CVE-2015-8816: A malicious USB device could cause kernel crashes in the in hub_activate() function (bnc#968010). - CVE-2016-0723: Race condition in the tty_ioctl function in drivers/tty/tty_io.c in the Linux kernel allowed local users to obtain sensitive information from kernel memory or cause a denial of service (use-after-free and system crash) by making a TIOCGETD ioctl call during processing of a TIOCSETD ioctl call. (bsc#961500) - CVE-2016-2184: A malicious USB device could cause kernel crashes in the alsa usb-audio device driver (bsc#971125). - CVE-2016-2384: A double free on the ALSA umidi object was fixed. (bsc#966693). - CVE-2016-2782: A malicious USB device could cause kernel crashes in the visor device driver (bnc#968670). - CVE-2016-3139: A malicious USB device could cause kernel crashes in the wacom device driver (bnc#970909). - CVE-2016-3156: A quadratic algorithm could lead to long kernel ipv4 hangs when removing a device with a large number of addresses. (bsc#971360). The following non-security bugs were fixed : - acl: Fix problem with setting ACL on directories (bsc#867251). - acpi / processor: Introduce apic_id in struct processor to save parsed APIC id (bsc#959463). - alsa: rawmidi: Make snd_rawmidi_transmit() race-free (bsc#968018). - alsa: seq: Fix leak of pool buffer at concurrent writes (bsc#968018). - arm: cubox: Add separate cubox configuration. - arm: xen: implement multicall hypercall support. - block: xen-blkfront: Fix possible NULL ptr dereference (bsc#957986 fate#320625). - btrfs-8394-qgroup-Account-data-space-in-more-proper-timi n.patch: (bsc#963193). - btrfs: Add handler for invalidate page (bsc#963193). - btrfs: check prepare_uptodate_page() error code earlier (bnc#966910). - btrfs: delayed_ref: Add new function to record reserved space into delayed ref (bsc#963193). - btrfs: delayed_ref: release and free qgroup reserved at proper timing (bsc#963193). - btrfs: extent_io: Introduce needed structure for recoding set/clear bits (bsc#963193). - btrfs: extent_io: Introduce new function clear_record_extent_bits() (bsc#963193). - btrfs: extent_io: Introduce new function set_record_extent_bits (bsc#963193). - btrfs: extent-tree: Add new version of btrfs_check_data_free_space and btrfs_free_reserved_data_space (bsc#963193). - btrfs: extent-tree: Add new version of btrfs_delalloc_reserve/release_space (bsc#963193). - btrfs: extent-tree: Switch to new check_data_free_space and free_reserved_data_space (bsc#963193). - btrfs: extent-tree: Switch to new delalloc space reserve and release (bsc#963193). - btrfs: fallocate: Add support to accurate qgroup reserve (bsc#963193). - btrfs: fix invalid page accesses in extent_same (dedup) ioctl (bnc#968230). - btrfs: fix page reading in extent_same ioctl leading to csum errors (bnc#968230). - btrfs: fix warning in backref walking (bnc#966278). - btrfs: qgroup: Add handler for NOCOW and inline (bsc#963193). - btrfs: qgroup: Add new trace point for qgroup data reserve (bsc#963193). - btrfs: qgroup: Avoid calling btrfs_free_reserved_data_space in clear_bit_hook (bsc#963193). - btrfs: qgroup: Check if qgroup reserved space leaked (bsc#963193). - btrfs: qgroup: Cleanup old inaccurate facilities (bsc#963193). - btrfs: qgroup: Fix a race in delayed_ref which leads to abort trans (bsc#963193). - btrfs: qgroup: Fix a rebase bug which will cause qgroup double free (bsc#963193). - btrfs: qgroup: Fix dead judgement on qgroup_rescan_leaf() return value (bsc#969439). - btrfs: qgroup: Introduce btrfs_qgroup_reserve_data function (bsc#963193). - btrfs: qgroup: Introduce functions to release/free qgroup reserve data space (bsc#963193). - btrfs: qgroup: Introduce new functions to reserve/free metadata (bsc#963193). - btrfs: qgroup: Use new metadata reservation (bsc#963193). - cpu: Provide smpboot_thread_init() on !CONFIG_SMP kernels as well. - dcache: use IS_ROOT to decide where dentry is hashed (bsc#949752). - dmapi: fix dm_open_by_handle_rvp taking an extra ref to mnt (bsc#967292). - drivers/base/memory.c: fix kernel warning during memory hotplug on ppc64 (bsc#963827). - drivers:hv: Allow for MMIO claims that span ACPI _CRS records (bnc#965924). - drivers:hv: Define the channel type for Hyper-V PCI Express pass-through (bnc#965924). - drivers:hv: Export a function that maps Linux CPU num onto Hyper-V proc num (bnc#965924). - drivers:hv: Export the API to invoke a hypercall on Hyper-V (bnc#965924). - drivers: hv: kvp: fix IP Failover. - drivers:pci:hv: New paravirtual PCI front-end for Hyper-V VMs (bnc#965924). - drivers: xen-blkfront: only talk_to_blkback() when in XenbusStateInitialising (bsc#957986 fate#320625). - driver: xen-blkfront: move talk_to_blkback to a more suitable place (bsc#957986 fate#320625). - drm/i915: do not warn if backlight unexpectedly enabled (boo#972068). - drm/i915: set backlight duty cycle after backlight enable for gen4 (boo#972780). - e1000e: Avoid divide by zero error (bsc#968643). - e1000e: fix division by zero on jumbo MTUs (bsc#968643). - e1000e: Fix tight loop implementation of systime read algorithm (bsc#968643). - fix: print ext4 mountopt data_err=abort correctly (bsc#969735). - fs/proc_namespace.c: simplify testing nsp and nsp->mnt_ns (bug#963960). - futex: Drop refcount if requeue_pi() acquired the rtmutex (bug#960174). - hv: Lock access to hyperv_mmio resource tree (bnc#965924). - hv: Make a function to free mmio regions through vmbus (bnc#965924). - hv: Reverse order of resources in hyperv_mmio (bnc#965924). - hv: Track allocations of children of hv_vmbus in private resource tree (bnc#965924). - hv: Use new vmbus_mmio_free() from client drivers (bnc#965924). - hwmon: (coretemp) Increase maximum core to 128 (bsc#970160) - ibmvnic: Fix ibmvnic_capability struct (fate#320253). - intel_pstate: Use del_timer_sync in intel_pstate_cpu_stop (bsc#967650). - ipv6: mld: fix add_grhead skb_over_panic for devs with large MTUs (bsc#956852). - kabi: Preserve checksum of kvm_x86_ops (bsc#969112). - kABI: protect enum enclosure_component_type. - kabi: protect struct acpi_processor signature (bsc#959463). - kABI: protect struct af_alg_type. - kABI: protect struct crypto_ahash. - kABI: protect struct dm_exception_store_type. - kABI: protect struct fib_nh_exception. - kABI: protect struct module. - kABI: protect struct rq. - kABI: protect struct sched_class. - kABI: protect struct scm_creds. - kABI: protect struct user_struct. - kabi/severities : - kabi/severities: Fail on changes in kvm_x86_ops, needed by lttng-modules - kgr: fix reversion of a patch already reverted by a replace_all patch (fate#313296). - kvm: SVM: add rdmsr support for AMD event registers (bsc#968448). - kvm: x86: Check dest_map->vector to match eoi signals for rtc (bsc#966471). - kvm: x86: Convert ioapic->rtc_status.dest_map to a struct (bsc#966471). - kvm: x86: store IOAPIC-handled vectors in each VCPU (bsc#966471). - kvm: x86: Track irq vectors in ioapic->rtc_status.dest_map (bsc#966471). - libceph: fix scatterlist last_piece calculation (bsc#963746). - lpfc: Fix kmalloc overflow in LPFC driver at large core count (bsc#969690). - memcg: do not hang on OOM when killed by userspace OOM access to memory reserves (bnc#969571). - mld, igmp: Fix reserved tailroom calculation (bsc#956852). - mmc: Exynos: Add module alias for dw mmc. - mvneta: fix per-cpu stats initialization. - namespaces: Re-introduce task_nsproxy() helper (bug#963960). - namespaces: Use task_lock and not rcu to protect nsproxy (bug#963960). - net: core: Correct an over-stringent device loop detection (bsc#945219). - net: irda: Fix use-after-free in irtty_open() (bnc#967903). - nfs4: treat lock owners as opaque values (bnc#968141). - nfs: Background flush should not be low priority (bsc#955308). - nfsd: fix nfsd_setattr return code for HSM (bsc#969992). - nfs: do not use STABLE writes during writeback (bnc#816099). - nfs: Fix handling of re-write-before-commit for mmapped NFS pages (bsc#964201). - nvme: default to 4k device page size (bsc#967047). - nvme: special case AEN requests (bsc#965087). - omap3isp: fix miscompile. - omap: Fix missing cm3xxx.h include. - omap: Fix missing usb.h include. - pci: Add global pci_lock_rescan_remove() (bnc#965924). - pci: allow access to VPD attributes with size 0 (bsc#959146). - pciback: Check PF instead of VF for PCI_COMMAND_MEMORY. - pciback: Save the number of MSI-X entries to be copied later. - pci: Blacklist vpd access for buggy devices (bsc#959146). - pci: Determine actual VPD size on first access (bsc#959146). - pci: Export symbols required for loadable host driver modules (bnc#965924). - pci: pciehp: Disable link notification across slot reset (bsc#967651). - pci: pciehp: Do not check adapter or latch status while disabling (bsc#967651). - pci: pciehp: Do not disable the link permanently during removal (bsc#967651). - pci: pciehp: Ensure very fast hotplug events are also processed (bsc#967651). - pci: Update VPD definitions (bsc#959146). - perf, nmi: Fix unknown NMI warning (bsc#968512). - power: Add _GLOBAL_TOC for 32bit. - proc: Fix ptrace-based permission checks for accessing task maps. - qla2xxx: Remove unavailable firmware files (bsc#943645). - rbd: do not log miscompare as an error (bsc#970062). - Refresh patches.drivers/0005-aacraid-MSI-x-support.patch. (boo#970249) - resources: Set type in __request_region() (bnc#965924). - Revert 'ipv6: tcp: add rcu locking in tcp_v6_send_synack()' (bnc#961257). - rpm/kernel-binary.spec.in: Sync the main and -base package dependencies (bsc#965830#c51). - rpm/kernel-module-subpackage: Fix obsoleting dropped flavors (bsc#968253) - sched: unbreak non-SMP build. - scsi_dh_alua: Do not block request queue if workqueue is active (bsc#960458). - scsi: fix soft lockup in scsi_remove_target() on module removal (bsc#965199). - scsi: proper state checking and module refcount handling in scsi_device_get (boo#966831). - series.conf: add section comments - supported.conf: Add e1000e (emulated by VMware) to -base (bsc#968074) - supported.conf: Add Hyper-V modules to -base (bsc#965830) - supported.conf: Add isofs to -base (bsc#969655). - supported.conf: Add more qemu device driver (bsc#968234) - supported.conf: Add mptspi and mptsas to -base (bsc#968206) - supported.conf: Add the qemu scsi driver (sym53c8xx) to -base (bsc#967802) - supported.conf: Add tulip to -base for Hyper-V (bsc#968234) - supported.conf: Add virtio-rng (bsc#966026) - supported.conf: Add xen-blkfront. - supported.conf: Add xfs to -base (bsc#965891) - supported.conf: Fix usb-common path usb-common moved to its own subdirectory in kernel v3.16, and we backported that change to SLE12. - sysctl: do not add hardlockup_all_cpu_backtrace sysctl on UP. - tcp: Restore RFC5961-compliant behavior for SYN packets (bsc#966864). - Update config files. Add new option CONFIG_PARAVIRT_XEN_BLKDEV_FRONTEND to i386 xen and ec2. - Update config files. Enable CONFIG_DEBUG_INFO for ec2 flavor. It's overriden on build anyway and having it disabled causes 'make silentoldconfig' checks fail because of new symbol CONFIG_DEBUG_INFO_REDUCED. - Update config files: enable CONFIG_PCI_HYPERV in non-SLE configs These are i386/* except xen, ec2 and vanilla and x86_64 desktop and trace. - Update config files: enable MACH_CUBOX in armv7hl/cubox - Update config files: ppc and ppc64 are big endian New config options (not existing in 13.1) need to be set accordingly. - Update patches.drivers/drm-ast-Initialize-data-needed-to-map-fb dev-memory.patch (bnc#880007). Fix refs and upstream status. - Update Xen config files (enable upstream block frontend). - Update Xen patches to 3.12.55. - USB: ehci-s5p: Fix phy reset. - usb: phy: Fix phy-samsung-usb when built as module. - usb: Quiet down false peer failure messages (bnc#960629). - x86: export x86_msi (bnc#965924). - xen: Add /etc/modprobe.d/50-xen.conf selecting Xen frontend driver implementation (bsc#957986, bsc#956084, bsc#961658). - xen-blkfront: allow building in our Xen environment (bsc#957986 fate#320625). - xen, blkfront: factor out flush-related checks from do_blkif_request() (bsc#957986 fate#320625). - xen-blkfront: fix accounting of reqs when migrating (bsc#957986 fate#320625). - xen/blkfront: Fix crash if backend does not follow the right states (bsc#957986 fate#320625). - xen-blkfront: improve aproximation of required grants per request (bsc#957986 fate#320625). - xen/blkfront: improve protection against issuing unsupported REQ_FUA (bsc#957986 fate#320625). - xen/blkfront: remove redundant flush_op (bsc#957986 fate#320625). - xen-blkfront: remove type check from blkfront_setup_discard (bsc#957986 fate#320625). - xen-blkfront: Silence pfn maybe-uninitialized warning (bsc#957986 fate#320625). - xen: fix blkfront and blkback build with normal xen. - xen-vscsi-large-requests: Fix resource collision for racing request maps and unmaps (bsc#966094). - xfs/dmapi: drop lock over synchronous XFS_SEND_DATA events (bsc#969993). - xfs/dmapi: propertly send postcreate event (bsc#967299).
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2017-10-02
    plugin id 90783
    published 2016-04-29
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    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=90783
    title openSUSE Security Update : the Linux Kernel (openSUSE-2016-518)
  • NASL family Fedora Local Security Checks
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    description Update to latest upstream stable release, Linux v4.3.4. Elan touchpad fixes. ---- Update to 4.3.y stable series. Fixes across the tree. Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Fedora security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.
    last seen 2019-02-21
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    plugin id 89554
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    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=89554
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  • NASL family SuSE Local Security Checks
    NASL id SUSE_SU-2016-2074-1.NASL
    description The SUSE Linux Enterprise 11 SP2 kernel was updated to receive various security and bug fixes. The following security bugs were fixed : - CVE-2016-4486: Fixed 4 byte information leak in net/core/rtnetlink.c (bsc#978822). - CVE-2016-3134: The netfilter subsystem in the Linux kernel did not validate certain offset fields, which allowed local users to gain privileges or cause a denial of service (heap memory corruption) via an IPT_SO_SET_REPLACE setsockopt call (bnc#971126). - CVE-2016-2847: fs/pipe.c in the Linux kernel did not limit the amount of unread data in pipes, which allowed local users to cause a denial of service (memory consumption) by creating many pipes with non-default sizes (bnc#970948). - CVE-2016-2188: The iowarrior_probe function in drivers/usb/misc/iowarrior.c in the Linux kernel allowed physically proximate attackers to cause a denial of service (NULL pointer dereference and system crash) via a crafted endpoints value in a USB device descriptor (bnc#970956). - CVE-2016-3138: The acm_probe function in drivers/usb/class/cdc-acm.c in the Linux kernel allowed physically proximate attackers to cause a denial of service (NULL pointer dereference and system crash) via a USB device without both a control and a data endpoint descriptor (bnc#970911). - CVE-2016-3137: drivers/usb/serial/cypress_m8.c in the Linux kernel allowed physically proximate attackers to cause a denial of service (NULL pointer dereference and system crash) via a USB device without both an interrupt-in and an interrupt-out endpoint descriptor, related to the cypress_generic_port_probe and cypress_open functions (bnc#970970). - CVE-2016-3140: The digi_port_init function in drivers/usb/serial/digi_acceleport.c in the Linux kernel allowed physically proximate attackers to cause a denial of service (NULL pointer dereference and system crash) via a crafted endpoints value in a USB device descriptor (bnc#970892). - CVE-2016-2186: The powermate_probe function in drivers/input/misc/powermate.c in the Linux kernel allowed physically proximate attackers to cause a denial of service (NULL pointer dereference and system crash) via a crafted endpoints value in a USB device descriptor (bnc#970958). - CVE-2016-2185: The ati_remote2_probe function in drivers/input/misc/ati_remote2.c in the Linux kernel allowed physically proximate attackers to cause a denial of service (NULL pointer dereference and system crash) via a crafted endpoints value in a USB device descriptor (bnc#971124). - CVE-2016-3156: The IPv4 implementation in the Linux kernel mishandles destruction of device objects, which allowed guest OS users to cause a denial of service (host OS networking outage) by arranging for a large number of IP addresses (bnc#971360). - CVE-2016-2184: The create_fixed_stream_quirk function in sound/usb/quirks.c in the snd-usb-audio driver in the Linux kernel allowed physically proximate attackers to cause a denial of service (NULL pointer dereference or double free, and system crash) via a crafted endpoints value in a USB device descriptor (bnc#971125). - CVE-2016-3139: The wacom_probe function in drivers/input/tablet/wacom_sys.c in the Linux kernel allowed physically proximate attackers to cause a denial of service (NULL pointer dereference and system crash) via a crafted endpoints value in a USB device descriptor (bnc#970909). - CVE-2016-2143: The fork implementation in the Linux kernel on s390 platforms mishandled the case of four page-table levels, which allowed local users to cause a denial of service (system crash) or possibly have unspecified other impact via a crafted application, related to arch/s390/include/asm/mmu_context.h and arch/s390/include/asm/pgalloc.h (bnc#970504). - CVE-2016-2782: The treo_attach function in drivers/usb/serial/visor.c in the Linux kernel allowed physically proximate attackers to cause a denial of service (NULL pointer dereference and system crash) or possibly have unspecified other impact by inserting a USB device that lacks a (1) bulk-in or (2) interrupt-in endpoint (bnc#968670). - CVE-2015-8816: The hub_activate function in drivers/usb/core/hub.c in the Linux kernel did not properly maintain a hub-interface data structure, which allowed physically proximate attackers to cause a denial of service (invalid memory access and system crash) or possibly have unspecified other impact by unplugging a USB hub device (bnc#968010). - CVE-2015-7566: The clie_5_attach function in drivers/usb/serial/visor.c in the Linux kernel allowed physically proximate attackers to cause a denial of service (NULL pointer dereference and system crash) or possibly have unspecified other impact by inserting a USB device that lacks a bulk-out endpoint (bnc#961512). - CVE-2016-2549: sound/core/hrtimer.c in the Linux kernel did not prevent recursive callback access, which allowed local users to cause a denial of service (deadlock) via a crafted ioctl call (bnc#968013). - CVE-2016-2547: sound/core/timer.c in the Linux kernel employed a locking approach that did not consider slave timer instances, which allowed local users to cause a denial of service (race condition, use-after-free, and system crash) via a crafted ioctl call (bnc#968011). - CVE-2016-2548: sound/core/timer.c in the Linux kernel retained certain linked lists after a close or stop action, which allowed local users to cause a denial of service (system crash) via a crafted ioctl call, related to the (1) snd_timer_close and (2) _snd_timer_stop functions (bnc#968012). - CVE-2016-2546: sound/core/timer.c in the Linux kernel used an incorrect type of mutex, which allowed local users to cause a denial of service (race condition, use-after-free, and system crash) via a crafted ioctl call (bnc#967975). - CVE-2016-2545: The snd_timer_interrupt function in sound/core/timer.c in the Linux kernel did not properly maintain a certain linked list, which allowed local users to cause a denial of service (race condition and system crash) via a crafted ioctl call (bnc#967974). - CVE-2016-2544: Race condition in the queue_delete function in sound/core/seq/seq_queue.c in the Linux kernel allowed local users to cause a denial of service (use-after-free and system crash) by making an ioctl call at a certain time (bnc#967973). - CVE-2016-2543: The snd_seq_ioctl_remove_events function in sound/core/seq/seq_clientmgr.c in the Linux kernel did not verify FIFO assignment before proceeding with FIFO clearing, which allowed local users to cause a denial of service (NULL pointer dereference and OOPS) via a crafted ioctl call (bnc#967972). - CVE-2016-2384: Double free vulnerability in the snd_usbmidi_create function in sound/usb/midi.c in the Linux kernel allowed physically proximate attackers to cause a denial of service (panic) or possibly have unspecified other impact via vectors involving an invalid USB descriptor (bnc#966693). - CVE-2015-8812: drivers/infiniband/hw/cxgb3/iwch_cm.c in the Linux kernel did not properly identify error conditions, which allowed remote attackers to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial of service (use-after-free) via crafted packets (bnc#966437). - CVE-2015-8785: The fuse_fill_write_pages function in fs/fuse/file.c in the Linux kernel allowed local users to cause a denial of service (infinite loop) via a writev system call that triggers a zero length for the first segment of an iov (bnc#963765). - CVE-2016-2069: Race condition in arch/x86/mm/tlb.c in the Linux kernel .4.1 allowed local users to gain privileges by triggering access to a paging structure by a different CPU (bnc#963767). - CVE-2016-0723: Race condition in the tty_ioctl function in drivers/tty/tty_io.c in the Linux kernel allowed local users to obtain sensitive information from kernel memory or cause a denial of service (use-after-free and system crash) by making a TIOCGETD ioctl call during processing of a TIOCSETD ioctl call (bnc#961500). - CVE-2013-7446: Use-after-free vulnerability in net/unix/af_unix.c in the Linux kernel allowed local users to bypass intended AF_UNIX socket permissions or cause a denial of service (panic) via crafted epoll_ctl calls (bnc#955654). - CVE-2015-8767: net/sctp/sm_sideeffect.c in the Linux kernel did not properly manage the relationship between a lock and a socket, which allowed local users to cause a denial of service (deadlock) via a crafted sctp_accept call (bnc#961509). - CVE-2015-7515: The aiptek_probe function in drivers/input/tablet/aiptek.c in the Linux kernel allowed physically proximate attackers to cause a denial of service (NULL pointer dereference and system crash) via a crafted USB device that lacks endpoints (bnc#956708). - CVE-2015-8215: net/ipv6/addrconf.c in the IPv6 stack in the Linux kernel did not validate attempted changes to the MTU value, which allowed context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service (packet loss) via a value that is (1) smaller than the minimum compliant value or (2) larger than the MTU of an interface, as demonstrated by a Router Advertisement (RA) message that is not validated by a daemon, a different vulnerability than CVE-2015-0272 (bnc#955354). - CVE-2015-7550: The keyctl_read_key function in security/keys/keyctl.c in the Linux kernel did not properly use a semaphore, which allowed local users to cause a denial of service (NULL pointer dereference and system crash) or possibly have unspecified other impact via a crafted application that leverages a race condition between keyctl_revoke and keyctl_read calls (bnc#958951). - CVE-2015-8569: The (1) pptp_bind and (2) pptp_connect functions in drivers/net/ppp/pptp.c in the Linux kernel did not verify an address length, which allowed local users to obtain sensitive information from kernel memory and bypass the KASLR protection mechanism via a crafted application (bnc#959190). - CVE-2015-8575: The sco_sock_bind function in net/bluetooth/sco.c in the Linux kernel did not verify an address length, which allowed local users to obtain sensitive information from kernel memory and bypass the KASLR protection mechanism via a crafted application (bnc#959399). - CVE-2015-8543: The networking implementation in the Linux kernel did not validate protocol identifiers for certain protocol families, which allowed local users to cause a denial of service (NULL function pointer dereference and system crash) or possibly gain privileges by leveraging CLONE_NEWUSER support to execute a crafted SOCK_RAW application (bnc#958886). - CVE-2015-8539: The KEYS subsystem in the Linux kernel allowed local users to gain privileges or cause a denial of service (BUG) via crafted keyctl commands that negatively instantiate a key, related to security/keys/encrypted-keys/encrypted.c, security/keys/trusted.c, and security/keys/user_defined.c (bnc#958463). - CVE-2015-7509: fs/ext4/namei.c in the Linux kernel allowed physically proximate attackers to cause a denial of service (system crash) via a crafted no-journal filesystem, a related issue to CVE-2013-2015 (bnc#956709). - CVE-2015-7799: The slhc_init function in drivers/net/slip/slhc.c in the Linux kernel did not ensure that certain slot numbers are valid, which allowed local users to cause a denial of service (NULL pointer dereference and system crash) via a crafted PPPIOCSMAXCID ioctl call (bnc#949936). - CVE-2015-8104: The KVM subsystem in the Linux kernel allowed guest OS users to cause a denial of service (host OS panic or hang) by triggering many #DB (aka Debug) exceptions, related to svm.c (bnc#954404). - CVE-2015-5307: The KVM subsystem in the Linux kernel allowed guest OS users to cause a denial of service (host OS panic or hang) by triggering many #AC (aka Alignment Check) exceptions, related to svm.c and vmx.c (bnc#953527). - CVE-2015-7990: Race condition in the rds_sendmsg function in net/rds/sendmsg.c in the Linux kernel allowed local users to cause a denial of service (NULL pointer dereference and system crash) or possibly have unspecified other impact by using a socket that was not properly bound (bnc#952384). - CVE-2015-7872: The key_gc_unused_keys function in security/keys/gc.c in the Linux kernel allowed local users to cause a denial of service (OOPS) via crafted keyctl commands (bnc#951440). - CVE-2015-6937: The __rds_conn_create function in net/rds/connection.c in the Linux kernel allowed local users to cause a denial of service (NULL pointer dereference and system crash) or possibly have unspecified other impact by using a socket that was not properly bound (bnc#945825). - CVE-2015-6252: The vhost_dev_ioctl function in drivers/vhost/vhost.c in the Linux kernel allowed local users to cause a denial of service (memory consumption) via a VHOST_SET_LOG_FD ioctl call that triggers permanent file-descriptor allocation (bnc#942367). - CVE-2015-3339: Race condition in the prepare_binprm function in fs/exec.c in the Linux kernel allowed local users to gain privileges by executing a setuid program at a time instant when a chown to root is in progress, and the ownership is changed but the setuid bit is not yet stripped (bnc#928130). The update package also includes non-security fixes. See advisory for details. Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the SUSE security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-29
    plugin id 93289
    published 2016-09-02
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=93289
    title SUSE SLES11 Security Update : kernel (SUSE-SU-2016:2074-1)
  • NASL family Ubuntu Local Security Checks
    NASL id UBUNTU_USN-2948-1.NASL
    description Ralf Spenneberg discovered that the USB driver for Clie devices in the Linux kernel did not properly sanity check the endpoints reported by the device. An attacker with physical access could cause a denial of service (system crash). (CVE-2015-7566) Ralf Spenneberg discovered that the usbvision driver in the Linux kernel did not properly sanity check the interfaces and endpoints reported by the device. An attacker with physical access could cause a denial of service (system crash). (CVE-2015-7833) Venkatesh Pottem discovered a use-after-free vulnerability in the Linux kernel's CXGB3 driver. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2015-8812) It was discovered that a race condition existed in the ioctl handler for the TTY driver in the Linux kernel. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash) or expose sensitive information. (CVE-2016-0723) Xiaofei Rex Guo discovered a timing side channel vulnerability in the Linux Extended Verification Module (EVM). An attacker could use this to affect system integrity. (CVE-2016-2085) David Herrmann discovered that the Linux kernel incorrectly accounted file descriptors to the original opener for in-flight file descriptors sent over a unix domain socket. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (resource exhaustion). (CVE-2016-2550) Ralf Spenneberg discovered that the USB driver for Treo devices in the Linux kernel did not properly sanity check the endpoints reported by the device. An attacker with physical access could cause a denial of service (system crash). (CVE-2016-2782) It was discovered that the Linux kernel did not enforce limits on the amount of data allocated to buffer pipes. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (resource exhaustion). (CVE-2016-2847). Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-12-01
    plugin id 90405
    published 2016-04-07
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=90405
    title Ubuntu 14.04 LTS : linux-lts-utopic vulnerabilities (USN-2948-1)
  • NASL family Ubuntu Local Security Checks
    NASL id UBUNTU_USN-2929-2.NASL
    description Ben Hawkes discovered that the Linux netfilter implementation did not correctly perform validation when handling IPT_SO_SET_REPLACE events. A local unprivileged attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code with administrative privileges. (CVE-2016-3134) It was discovered that the Linux kernel did not properly enforce rlimits for file descriptors sent over UNIX domain sockets. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service. (CVE-2013-4312) Ralf Spenneberg discovered that the USB driver for Clie devices in the Linux kernel did not properly sanity check the endpoints reported by the device. An attacker with physical access could cause a denial of service (system crash). (CVE-2015-7566) Ralf Spenneberg discovered that the usbvision driver in the Linux kernel did not properly sanity check the interfaces and endpoints reported by the device. An attacker with physical access could cause a denial of service (system crash). (CVE-2015-7833) It was discovered that a race condition existed in the ioctl handler for the TTY driver in the Linux kernel. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash) or expose sensitive information. (CVE-2016-0723) Andrey Konovalov discovered that the ALSA USB MIDI driver incorrectly performed a double-free. A local attacker with physical access could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code with administrative privileges. (CVE-2016-2384) Dmitry Vyukov discovered that the Advanced Linux Sound Architecture (ALSA) framework did not verify that a FIFO was attached to a client before attempting to clear it. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash). (CVE-2016-2543) Dmitry Vyukov discovered that a race condition existed in the Advanced Linux Sound Architecture (ALSA) framework between timer setup and closing of the client, resulting in a use-after-free. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service. (CVE-2016-2544) Dmitry Vyukov discovered a race condition in the timer handling implementation of the Advanced Linux Sound Architecture (ALSA) framework, resulting in a use-after-free. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash). (CVE-2016-2545) Dmitry Vyukov discovered race conditions in the Advanced Linux Sound Architecture (ALSA) framework's timer ioctls leading to a use-after-free. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2016-2546) Dmitry Vyukov discovered that the Advanced Linux Sound Architecture (ALSA) framework's handling of high resolution timers did not properly manage its data structures. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system hang or crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2016-2547, CVE-2016-2548) Dmitry Vyukov discovered that the Advanced Linux Sound Architecture (ALSA) framework's handling of high resolution timers could lead to a deadlock condition. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system hang). (CVE-2016-2549) Ralf Spenneberg discovered that the USB driver for Treo devices in the Linux kernel did not properly sanity check the endpoints reported by the device. An attacker with physical access could cause a denial of service (system crash). (CVE-2016-2782). Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-12-01
    plugin id 89933
    published 2016-03-15
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=89933
    title Ubuntu 12.04 LTS : linux-lts-trusty vulnerabilities (USN-2929-2)
  • NASL family SuSE Local Security Checks
    NASL id OPENSUSE-2016-445.NASL
    description The openSUSE Leap 42.1 kernel was updated to 4.1.20 to receive various security and bugfixes. The following security bugs were fixed : - CVE-2015-1339: A memory leak in cuse could be used to exhaust kernel memory. (bsc#969356). - CVE-2015-7799: The slhc_init function in drivers/net/slip/slhc.c in the Linux kernel did not ensure that certain slot numbers are valid, which allowed local users to cause a denial of service (NULL pointer dereference and system crash) via a crafted PPPIOCSMAXCID ioctl call (bnc#949936 951638). - CVE-2015-7872: The key_gc_unused_keys function in security/keys/gc.c in the Linux kernel allowed local users to cause a denial of service (OOPS) via crafted keyctl commands (bnc#951440). - CVE-2015-7884: The vivid_fb_ioctl function in drivers/media/platform/vivid/vivid-osd.c in the Linux kernel did not initialize a certain structure member, which allowed local users to obtain sensitive information from kernel memory via a crafted application (bnc#951626). - CVE-2015-8104: The KVM subsystem in the Linux kernel allowed guest OS users to cause a denial of service (host OS panic or hang) by triggering many #DB (aka Debug) exceptions, related to svm.c (bnc#954404). - CVE-2015-8709: kernel/ptrace.c in the Linux kernel mishandled uid and gid mappings, which allowed local users to gain privileges by establishing a user namespace, waiting for a root process to enter that namespace with an unsafe uid or gid, and then using the ptrace system call. NOTE: the vendor states 'there is no kernel bug here (bnc#959709). - CVE-2015-8767: net/sctp/sm_sideeffect.c in the Linux kernel did not properly manage the relationship between a lock and a socket, which allowed local users to cause a denial of service (deadlock) via a crafted sctp_accept call. (bsc#961509) - CVE-2015-8785: The fuse_fill_write_pages function in fs/fuse/file.c in the Linux kernel allowed local users to cause a denial of service (infinite loop) via a writev system call that triggers a zero length for the first segment of an iov (bnc#963765). - CVE-2015-8787: The nf_nat_redirect_ipv4 function in net/netfilter/nf_nat_redirect.c in the Linux kernel allowed remote attackers to cause a denial of service (NULL pointer dereference and system crash) or possibly have unspecified other impact by sending certain IPv4 packets to an incompletely configured interface, a related issue to CVE-2003-1604 (bnc#963931). - CVE-2015-8812: A flaw was found in the CXGB3 kernel driver when the network was considered congested. The kernel would incorrectly misinterpret the congestion as an error condition and incorrectly free/clean up the skb. When the device would then send the skb's queued, these structures would be referenced and may panic the system or allow an attacker to escalate privileges in a use-after-free scenario. (bsc#966437). - CVE-2016-0723: Race condition in the tty_ioctl function in drivers/tty/tty_io.c in the Linux kernel allowed local users to obtain sensitive information from kernel memory or cause a denial of service (use-after-free and system crash) by making a TIOCGETD ioctl call during processing of a TIOCSETD ioctl call (bnc#961500). - CVE-2016-2069: When Linux invalidated a paging structure that is not in use locally, it could, in principle, race against another CPU that is switching to a process that uses the paging structure in question. (bsc#963767) - CVE-2016-2184: A malicious USB device could cause a kernel crash in the alsa usb-audio driver. (bsc#971125) - CVE-2016-2383: Incorrect branch fixups for eBPF allow arbitrary read of kernel memory. (bsc#966684) - CVE-2016-2384: A malicious USB device could cause a kernel crash in the alsa usb-audio driver. (bsc#966693) The following non-security bugs were fixed : - alsa: hda - Apply clock gate workaround to Skylake, too (bsc#966137). - alsa: hda - disable dynamic clock gating on Broxton before reset (bsc#966137). - alsa: hda - Fix playback noise with 24/32 bit sample size on BXT (bsc#966137). - alsa: seq: Fix double port list deletion (bsc#968018). - alsa: seq: Fix leak of pool buffer at concurrent writes (bsc#968018). - alsa: timer: Fix race between stop and interrupt (bsc#968018). - alsa: timer: Fix wrong instance passed to slave callbacks (bsc#968018). - arm64: Add workaround for Cavium erratum 27456. - arm64: Backport arm64 patches from SLE12-SP1-ARM - btrfs: teach backref walking about backrefs with underflowed (bsc#966259). - cgroup kabi fix for 4.1.19. - config: Disable CONFIG_DDR. CONFIG_DDR is selected automatically by drivers which need it. - config: Disable MFD_TPS65218 The TPS65218 is a power management IC for 32-bit ARM systems. - config: Modularize NF_REJECT_IPV4/V6 There is no reason why these helper modules should be built-in when the rest of netfilter is built as modules. - config: Update x86 config files: Enable Intel RAPL This driver is useful when power caping is needed. It was enabled in the SLE kernel 2 years ago. - Delete patches.fixes/bridge-module-get-put.patch. As discussed in http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-kernel/2015-11/msg000 46.html - drm/i915: Fix double unref in intelfb_alloc failure path (boo#962866, boo#966179). - drm/i915: Fix failure paths around initial fbdev allocation (boo#962866, boo#966179). - drm/i915: Pin the ifbdev for the info->system_base GGTT mmapping (boo#962866, boo#966179). - e1000e: Avoid divide by zero error (bsc#965125). - e1000e: fix division by zero on jumbo MTUs (bsc#965125). - e1000e: fix systim issues (bsc#965125). - e1000e: Fix tight loop implementation of systime read algorithm (bsc#965125). - ibmvnic: Fix ibmvnic_capability struct. - intel: Disable Skylake support in intel_idle driver again (boo#969582) This turned out to bring a regression on some machines, unfortunately. It should be addressed in the upstream at first. - intel_idle: allow idle states to be freeze-mode specific (boo#969582). - intel_idle: Skylake Client Support (boo#969582). - intel_idle: Skylake Client Support - updated (boo#969582). - libceph: fix scatterlist last_piece calculation (bsc#963746). - lio: Add LIO clustered RBD backend (fate#318836) - net kabi fixes for 4.1.19. - numa patches updated to v15 - ocfs2: fix dlmglue deadlock issue(bnc#962257) - pci: thunder: Add driver for ThunderX-pass{1,2} on-chip devices - pci: thunder: Add PCIe host driver for ThunderX processors - sd: Optimal I/O size is in bytes, not sectors (boo#961263). - sd: Reject optimal transfer length smaller than page size (boo#961263). - series.conf: move cxgb3 patch to network drivers section
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-19
    plugin id 90482
    published 2016-04-13
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=90482
    title openSUSE Security Update : the Linux Kernel (openSUSE-2016-445)
  • NASL family SuSE Local Security Checks
    NASL id SUSE_SU-2016-0911-1.NASL
    description The SUSE Linux Enterprise 11 SP4 kernel was updated to receive various security and bugfixes. Following feature was added to kernel-xen : - A improved XEN blkfront module was added, which allows more I/O bandwidth. (FATE#320200) It is called xen-blkfront in PV, and xen-vbd-upstream in HVM mode. The following security bugs were fixed : - CVE-2013-7446: Use-after-free vulnerability in net/unix/af_unix.c in the Linux kernel allowed local users to bypass intended AF_UNIX socket permissions or cause a denial of service (panic) via crafted epoll_ctl calls (bnc#955654). - CVE-2015-7515: An out of bounds memory access in the aiptek USB driver could be used by physical local attackers to crash the kernel (bnc#956708). - CVE-2015-7550: The keyctl_read_key function in security/keys/keyctl.c in the Linux kernel did not properly use a semaphore, which allowed local users to cause a denial of service (NULL pointer dereference and system crash) or possibly have unspecified other impact via a crafted application that leverages a race condition between keyctl_revoke and keyctl_read calls (bnc#958951). - CVE-2015-8539: The KEYS subsystem in the Linux kernel allowed local users to gain privileges or cause a denial of service (BUG) via crafted keyctl commands that negatively instantiate a key, related to security/keys/encrypted-keys/encrypted.c, security/keys/trusted.c, and security/keys/user_defined.c (bnc#958463). - CVE-2015-8543: The networking implementation in the Linux kernel did not validate protocol identifiers for certain protocol families, which allowed local users to cause a denial of service (NULL function pointer dereference and system crash) or possibly gain privileges by leveraging CLONE_NEWUSER support to execute a crafted SOCK_RAW application (bnc#958886). - CVE-2015-8550: Compiler optimizations in the XEN PV backend drivers could have lead to double fetch vulnerabilities, causing denial of service or arbitrary code execution (depending on the configuration) (bsc#957988). - CVE-2015-8551, CVE-2015-8552: xen/pciback: For XEN_PCI_OP_disable_msi[|x] only disable if device has MSI(X) enabled (bsc#957990). - CVE-2015-8569: The (1) pptp_bind and (2) pptp_connect functions in drivers/net/ppp/pptp.c in the Linux kernel did not verify an address length, which allowed local users to obtain sensitive information from kernel memory and bypass the KASLR protection mechanism via a crafted application (bnc#959190). - CVE-2015-8575: The sco_sock_bind function in net/bluetooth/sco.c in the Linux kernel did not verify an address length, which allowed local users to obtain sensitive information from kernel memory and bypass the KASLR protection mechanism via a crafted application (bnc#959190 bnc#959399). - CVE-2015-8767: net/sctp/sm_sideeffect.c in the Linux kernel did not properly manage the relationship between a lock and a socket, which allowed local users to cause a denial of service (deadlock) via a crafted sctp_accept call (bnc#961509). - CVE-2015-8785: The fuse_fill_write_pages function in fs/fuse/file.c in the Linux kernel allowed local users to cause a denial of service (infinite loop) via a writev system call that triggers a zero length for the first segment of an iov (bnc#963765). - CVE-2015-8812: A use-after-free flaw was found in the CXGB3 kernel driver when the network was considered to be congested. This could be used by local attackers to cause machine crashes or potentially code execution (bsc#966437). - CVE-2016-0723: Race condition in the tty_ioctl function in drivers/tty/tty_io.c in the Linux kernel allowed local users to obtain sensitive information from kernel memory or cause a denial of service (use-after-free and system crash) by making a TIOCGETD ioctl call during processing of a TIOCSETD ioctl call (bnc#961500). - CVE-2016-2069: Race conditions in TLB syncing was fixed which could leak to information leaks (bnc#963767). - CVE-2016-2384: Removed a double free in the ALSA usb-audio driver in the umidi object which could lead to crashes (bsc#966693). - CVE-2016-2543: Added a missing NULL check at remove_events ioctl in ALSA that could lead to crashes. (bsc#967972). - CVE-2016-2544, CVE-2016-2545, CVE-2016-2546, CVE-2016-2547, CVE-2016-2548, CVE-2016-2549: Various race conditions in ALSAs timer handling were fixed. (bsc#967975, bsc#967974, bsc#967973, bsc#968011, bsc#968012, bsc#968013). The update package also includes non-security fixes. See advisory for details. Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the SUSE security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-29
    plugin id 90264
    published 2016-04-01
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=90264
    title SUSE SLED11 / SLES11 Security Update : kernel (SUSE-SU-2016:0911-1)
  • NASL family SuSE Local Security Checks
    NASL id SUSE_SU-2016-0785-1.NASL
    description The SUSE Linux Enterprise 12 kernel was updated to 3.12.55 to receive various security and bugfixes. Features added : - A improved XEN blkfront module was added, which allows more I/O bandwidth. (FATE#320625) It is called xen-blkfront in PV, and xen-vbd-upstream in HVM mode. The following security bugs were fixed : - CVE-2013-7446: Use-after-free vulnerability in net/unix/af_unix.c in the Linux kernel allowed local users to bypass intended AF_UNIX socket permissions or cause a denial of service (panic) via crafted epoll_ctl calls (bnc#955654). - CVE-2015-5707: Integer overflow in the sg_start_req function in drivers/scsi/sg.c in the Linux kernel allowed local users to cause a denial of service or possibly have unspecified other impact via a large iov_count value in a write request (bnc#940338). - CVE-2015-8709: kernel/ptrace.c in the Linux kernel mishandled uid and gid mappings, which allowed local users to gain privileges by establishing a user namespace, waiting for a root process to enter that namespace with an unsafe uid or gid, and then using the ptrace system call. NOTE: the vendor states 'there is no kernel bug here' (bnc#959709 bnc#960561). - CVE-2015-8767: net/sctp/sm_sideeffect.c in the Linux kernel did not properly manage the relationship between a lock and a socket, which allowed local users to cause a denial of service (deadlock) via a crafted sctp_accept call (bnc#961509). - CVE-2015-8785: The fuse_fill_write_pages function in fs/fuse/file.c in the Linux kernel allowed local users to cause a denial of service (infinite loop) via a writev system call that triggers a zero length for the first segment of an iov (bnc#963765). - CVE-2015-8812: A use-after-free flaw was found in the CXGB3 kernel driver when the network was considered to be congested. This could be used by local attackers to cause machine crashes or potentially code executuon (bsc#966437). - CVE-2016-0723: Race condition in the tty_ioctl function in drivers/tty/tty_io.c in the Linux kernel allowed local users to obtain sensitive information from kernel memory or cause a denial of service (use-after-free and system crash) by making a TIOCGETD ioctl call during processing of a TIOCSETD ioctl call (bnc#961500). - CVE-2016-0774: A pipe buffer state corruption after unsuccessful atomic read from pipe was fixed (bsc#964730). - CVE-2016-2069: Race conditions in TLB syncing was fixed which could leak to information leaks (bnc#963767). - CVE-2016-2384: A double-free triggered by invalid USB descriptor in ALSA usb-audio was fixed, which could be exploited by physical local attackers to crash the kernel or gain code execution (bnc#966693). The update package also includes non-security fixes. See advisory for details. Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the SUSE security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-29
    plugin id 89993
    published 2016-03-17
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=89993
    title SUSE SLED12 / SLES12 Security Update : kernel (SUSE-SU-2016:0785-1)
  • NASL family Ubuntu Local Security Checks
    NASL id UBUNTU_USN-2930-2.NASL
    description Ben Hawkes discovered that the Linux netfilter implementation did not correctly perform validation when handling IPT_SO_SET_REPLACE events. A local unprivileged attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code with administrative privileges. (CVE-2016-3134) Ben Hawkes discovered an integer overflow in the Linux netfilter implementation. On systems running 32 bit kernels, a local unprivileged attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code with administrative privileges. (CVE-2016-3135) Ralf Spenneberg discovered that the USB driver for Clie devices in the Linux kernel did not properly sanity check the endpoints reported by the device. An attacker with physical access could cause a denial of service (system crash). (CVE-2015-7566) It was discovered that a race condition existed when handling heartbeat- timeout events in the SCTP implementation of the Linux kernel. A remote attacker could use this to cause a denial of service. (CVE-2015-8767) It was discovered that a race condition existed in the ioctl handler for the TTY driver in the Linux kernel. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash) or expose sensitive information. (CVE-2016-0723) Andrey Konovalov discovered that the ALSA USB MIDI driver incorrectly performed a double-free. A local attacker with physical access could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code with administrative privileges. (CVE-2016-2384) Ralf Spenneberg discovered that the USB driver for Treo devices in the Linux kernel did not properly sanity check the endpoints reported by the device. An attacker with physical access could cause a denial of service (system crash). (CVE-2016-2782). Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-12-01
    plugin id 89935
    published 2016-03-15
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=89935
    title Ubuntu 14.04 LTS : linux-lts-wily vulnerabilities (USN-2930-2)
  • NASL family Ubuntu Local Security Checks
    NASL id UBUNTU_USN-2930-1.NASL
    description Ben Hawkes discovered that the Linux netfilter implementation did not correctly perform validation when handling IPT_SO_SET_REPLACE events. A local unprivileged attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code with administrative privileges. (CVE-2016-3134) Ben Hawkes discovered an integer overflow in the Linux netfilter implementation. On systems running 32 bit kernels, a local unprivileged attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code with administrative privileges. (CVE-2016-3135) Ralf Spenneberg discovered that the USB driver for Clie devices in the Linux kernel did not properly sanity check the endpoints reported by the device. An attacker with physical access could cause a denial of service (system crash). (CVE-2015-7566) It was discovered that a race condition existed when handling heartbeat- timeout events in the SCTP implementation of the Linux kernel. A remote attacker could use this to cause a denial of service. (CVE-2015-8767) It was discovered that a race condition existed in the ioctl handler for the TTY driver in the Linux kernel. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash) or expose sensitive information. (CVE-2016-0723) Andrey Konovalov discovered that the ALSA USB MIDI driver incorrectly performed a double-free. A local attacker with physical access could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code with administrative privileges. (CVE-2016-2384) Ralf Spenneberg discovered that the USB driver for Treo devices in the Linux kernel did not properly sanity check the endpoints reported by the device. An attacker with physical access could cause a denial of service (system crash). (CVE-2016-2782). Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-12-01
    plugin id 89934
    published 2016-03-15
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=89934
    title Ubuntu 15.10 : linux vulnerabilities (USN-2930-1)
  • NASL family Ubuntu Local Security Checks
    NASL id UBUNTU_USN-2929-1.NASL
    description Ben Hawkes discovered that the Linux netfilter implementation did not correctly perform validation when handling IPT_SO_SET_REPLACE events. A local unprivileged attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code with administrative privileges. (CVE-2016-3134) It was discovered that the Linux kernel did not properly enforce rlimits for file descriptors sent over UNIX domain sockets. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service. (CVE-2013-4312) Ralf Spenneberg discovered that the USB driver for Clie devices in the Linux kernel did not properly sanity check the endpoints reported by the device. An attacker with physical access could cause a denial of service (system crash). (CVE-2015-7566) Ralf Spenneberg discovered that the usbvision driver in the Linux kernel did not properly sanity check the interfaces and endpoints reported by the device. An attacker with physical access could cause a denial of service (system crash). (CVE-2015-7833) It was discovered that a race condition existed in the ioctl handler for the TTY driver in the Linux kernel. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash) or expose sensitive information. (CVE-2016-0723) Andrey Konovalov discovered that the ALSA USB MIDI driver incorrectly performed a double-free. A local attacker with physical access could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code with administrative privileges. (CVE-2016-2384) Dmitry Vyukov discovered that the Advanced Linux Sound Architecture (ALSA) framework did not verify that a FIFO was attached to a client before attempting to clear it. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash). (CVE-2016-2543) Dmitry Vyukov discovered that a race condition existed in the Advanced Linux Sound Architecture (ALSA) framework between timer setup and closing of the client, resulting in a use-after-free. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service. (CVE-2016-2544) Dmitry Vyukov discovered a race condition in the timer handling implementation of the Advanced Linux Sound Architecture (ALSA) framework, resulting in a use-after-free. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash). (CVE-2016-2545) Dmitry Vyukov discovered race conditions in the Advanced Linux Sound Architecture (ALSA) framework's timer ioctls leading to a use-after-free. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2016-2546) Dmitry Vyukov discovered that the Advanced Linux Sound Architecture (ALSA) framework's handling of high resolution timers did not properly manage its data structures. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system hang or crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2016-2547, CVE-2016-2548) Dmitry Vyukov discovered that the Advanced Linux Sound Architecture (ALSA) framework's handling of high resolution timers could lead to a deadlock condition. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system hang). (CVE-2016-2549) Ralf Spenneberg discovered that the USB driver for Treo devices in the Linux kernel did not properly sanity check the endpoints reported by the device. An attacker with physical access could cause a denial of service (system crash). (CVE-2016-2782). Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-12-01
    plugin id 89932
    published 2016-03-15
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=89932
    title Ubuntu 14.04 LTS : linux vulnerabilities (USN-2929-1)
  • NASL family Debian Local Security Checks
    NASL id DEBIAN_DSA-3448.NASL
    description Several vulnerabilities have been discovered in the Linux kernel that may lead to a privilege escalation or denial-of-service. - CVE-2013-4312 Tetsuo Handa discovered that it is possible for a process to open far more files than the process' limit leading to denial-of-service conditions. - CVE-2015-7566 Ralf Spenneberg of OpenSource Security reported that the visor driver crashes when a specially crafted USB device without bulk-out endpoint is detected. - CVE-2015-8767 An SCTP denial-of-service was discovered which can be triggered by a local attacker during a heartbeat timeout event after the 4-way handshake. - CVE-2016-0723 A use-after-free vulnerability was discovered in the TIOCGETD ioctl. A local attacker could use this flaw for denial-of-service. - CVE-2016-0728 The Perception Point research team discovered a use-after-free vulnerability in the keyring facility, possibly leading to local privilege escalation.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-10
    plugin id 87995
    published 2016-01-20
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=87995
    title Debian DSA-3448-1 : linux - security update
  • NASL family Ubuntu Local Security Checks
    NASL id UBUNTU_USN-2932-1.NASL
    description Ben Hawkes discovered that the Linux netfilter implementation did not correctly perform validation when handling IPT_SO_SET_REPLACE events. A local unprivileged attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code with administrative privileges. (CVE-2016-3134) It was discovered that the Linux kernel did not properly enforce rlimits for file descriptors sent over UNIX domain sockets. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service. (CVE-2013-4312) Ralf Spenneberg discovered that the USB driver for Clie devices in the Linux kernel did not properly sanity check the endpoints reported by the device. An attacker with physical access could cause a denial of service (system crash). (CVE-2015-7566) Ralf Spenneberg discovered that the usbvision driver in the Linux kernel did not properly sanity check the interfaces and endpoints reported by the device. An attacker with physical access could cause a denial of service (system crash). (CVE-2015-7833) It was discovered that a race condition existed when handling heartbeat- timeout events in the SCTP implementation of the Linux kernel. A remote attacker could use this to cause a denial of service. (CVE-2015-8767) It was discovered that a race condition existed in the ioctl handler for the TTY driver in the Linux kernel. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash) or expose sensitive information. (CVE-2016-0723) Andy Lutomirski discovered a race condition in the Linux kernel's translation lookaside buffer (TLB) handling of flush events. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service or possibly leak sensitive information. (CVE-2016-2069) Andrey Konovalov discovered that the ALSA USB MIDI driver incorrectly performed a double-free. A local attacker with physical access could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code with administrative privileges. (CVE-2016-2384) Dmitry Vyukov discovered that the Advanced Linux Sound Architecture (ALSA) framework did not verify that a FIFO was attached to a client before attempting to clear it. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash). (CVE-2016-2543) Dmitry Vyukov discovered that a race condition existed in the Advanced Linux Sound Architecture (ALSA) framework between timer setup and closing of the client, resulting in a use-after-free. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service. (CVE-2016-2544) Dmitry Vyukov discovered a race condition in the timer handling implementation of the Advanced Linux Sound Architecture (ALSA) framework, resulting in a use-after-free. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash). (CVE-2016-2545) Dmitry Vyukov discovered race conditions in the Advanced Linux Sound Architecture (ALSA) framework's timer ioctls leading to a use-after-free. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2016-2546) Dmitry Vyukov discovered that the Advanced Linux Sound Architecture (ALSA) framework's handling of high resolution timers did not properly manage its data structures. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system hang or crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2016-2547, CVE-2016-2548) Dmitry Vyukov discovered that the Advanced Linux Sound Architecture (ALSA) framework's handling of high resolution timers could lead to a deadlock condition. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system hang). (CVE-2016-2549) Ralf Spenneberg discovered that the USB driver for Treo devices in the Linux kernel did not properly sanity check the endpoints reported by the device. An attacker with physical access could cause a denial of service (system crash). (CVE-2016-2782). Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-12-01
    plugin id 89937
    published 2016-03-15
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=89937
    title Ubuntu 14.04 LTS : linux-lts-vivid vulnerabilities (USN-2932-1)
  • NASL family SuSE Local Security Checks
    NASL id SUSE_SU-2016-0585-1.NASL
    description The SUSE Linux Enterprise 12 SP1 kernel was updated to 3.12.53 to receive various security and bugfixes. The following security bugs were fixed : - CVE-2013-7446: Use-after-free vulnerability in net/unix/af_unix.c in the Linux kernel allowed local users to bypass intended AF_UNIX socket permissions or cause a denial of service (panic) via crafted epoll_ctl calls (bnc#955654). - CVE-2015-5707: Integer overflow in the sg_start_req function in drivers/scsi/sg.c in the Linux kernel allowed local users to cause a denial of service or possibly have unspecified other impact via a large iov_count value in a write request (bnc#940338). - CVE-2015-7550: The keyctl_read_key function in security/keys/keyctl.c in the Linux kernel did not properly use a semaphore, which allowed local users to cause a denial of service (NULL pointer dereference and system crash) or possibly have unspecified other impact via a crafted application that leverages a race condition between keyctl_revoke and keyctl_read calls (bnc#958951). - CVE-2015-7799: The slhc_init function in drivers/net/slip/slhc.c in the Linux kernel did not ensure that certain slot numbers are valid, which allowed local users to cause a denial of service (NULL pointer dereference and system crash) via a crafted PPPIOCSMAXCID ioctl call (bnc#949936). - CVE-2015-8215: net/ipv6/addrconf.c in the IPv6 stack in the Linux kernel did not validate attempted changes to the MTU value, which allowed context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service (packet loss) via a value that was (1) smaller than the minimum compliant value or (2) larger than the MTU of an interface, as demonstrated by a Router Advertisement (RA) message that is not validated by a daemon, a different vulnerability than CVE-2015-0272 (bnc#955354). - CVE-2015-8539: The KEYS subsystem in the Linux kernel allowed local users to gain privileges or cause a denial of service (BUG) via crafted keyctl commands that negatively instantiate a key, related to security/keys/encrypted-keys/encrypted.c, security/keys/trusted.c, and security/keys/user_defined.c (bnc#958463). - CVE-2015-8543: The networking implementation in the Linux kernel did not validate protocol identifiers for certain protocol families, which allowed local users to cause a denial of service (NULL function pointer dereference and system crash) or possibly gain privileges by leveraging CLONE_NEWUSER support to execute a crafted SOCK_RAW application (bnc#958886). - CVE-2015-8550: Optimizations introduced by the compiler could have lead to double fetch vulnerabilities, potentially possibly leading to arbitrary code execution in backend (bsc#957988). - CVE-2015-8551: Xen PCI backend driver did not perform proper sanity checks on the device's state, allowing for DoS (bsc#957990). - CVE-2015-8569: The (1) pptp_bind and (2) pptp_connect functions in drivers/net/ppp/pptp.c in the Linux kernel did not verify an address length, which allowed local users to obtain sensitive information from kernel memory and bypass the KASLR protection mechanism via a crafted application (bnc#959190). - CVE-2015-8575: The sco_sock_bind function in net/bluetooth/sco.c in the Linux kernel did not verify an address length, which allowed local users to obtain sensitive information from kernel memory and bypass the KASLR protection mechanism via a crafted application (bnc#959399). - CVE-2015-8660: The ovl_setattr function in fs/overlayfs/inode.c in the Linux kernel attempted to merge distinct setattr operations, which allowed local users to bypass intended access restrictions and modify the attributes of arbitrary overlay files via a crafted application (bnc#960281). - CVE-2015-8767: net/sctp/sm_sideeffect.c in the Linux kernel did not properly manage the relationship between a lock and a socket, which allowed local users to cause a denial of service (deadlock) via a crafted sctp_accept call (bnc#961509). - CVE-2015-8785: The fuse_fill_write_pages function in fs/fuse/file.c in the Linux kernel allowed local users to cause a denial of service (infinite loop) via a writev system call that triggers a zero length for the first segment of an iov (bnc#963765). - CVE-2016-0723: Race condition in the tty_ioctl function in drivers/tty/tty_io.c in the Linux kernel allowed local users to obtain sensitive information from kernel memory or cause a denial of service (use-after-free and system crash) by making a TIOCGETD ioctl call during processing of a TIOCSETD ioctl call (bnc#961500). - CVE-2016-2069: A race in invalidating paging structures that were not in use locally could have lead to disclosoure of information or arbitrary code exectution (bnc#963767). The update package also includes non-security fixes. See advisory for details. Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the SUSE security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-29
    plugin id 89022
    published 2016-02-29
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=89022
    title SUSE SLED12 / SLES12 Security Update : kernel (SUSE-SU-2016:0585-1)
  • NASL family Ubuntu Local Security Checks
    NASL id UBUNTU_USN-2948-2.NASL
    description USN-2948-1 fixed vulnerabilities in the Ubuntu 14.10 Linux kernel backported to Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. An incorrect reference counting fix in the radeon driver introduced a regression that could cause a system crash. This update fixes the problem. We apologize for the inconvenience. Ralf Spenneberg discovered that the USB driver for Clie devices in the Linux kernel did not properly sanity check the endpoints reported by the device. An attacker with physical access could cause a denial of service (system crash). (CVE-2015-7566) Ralf Spenneberg discovered that the usbvision driver in the Linux kernel did not properly sanity check the interfaces and endpoints reported by the device. An attacker with physical access could cause a denial of service (system crash). (CVE-2015-7833) Venkatesh Pottem discovered a use-after-free vulnerability in the Linux kernel's CXGB3 driver. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2015-8812) It was discovered that a race condition existed in the ioctl handler for the TTY driver in the Linux kernel. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash) or expose sensitive information. (CVE-2016-0723) Xiaofei Rex Guo discovered a timing side channel vulnerability in the Linux Extended Verification Module (EVM). An attacker could use this to affect system integrity. (CVE-2016-2085) David Herrmann discovered that the Linux kernel incorrectly accounted file descriptors to the original opener for in-flight file descriptors sent over a unix domain socket. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (resource exhaustion). (CVE-2016-2550) Ralf Spenneberg discovered that the USB driver for Treo devices in the Linux kernel did not properly sanity check the endpoints reported by the device. An attacker with physical access could cause a denial of service (system crash). (CVE-2016-2782) It was discovered that the Linux kernel did not enforce limits on the amount of data allocated to buffer pipes. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (resource exhaustion). (CVE-2016-2847). Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-12-01
    plugin id 90507
    published 2016-04-13
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=90507
    title Ubuntu 14.04 LTS : linux-lts-utopic regression (USN-2948-2)
  • NASL family Debian Local Security Checks
    NASL id DEBIAN_DSA-3503.NASL
    description Several vulnerabilities have been discovered in the Linux kernel that may lead to a privilege escalation, denial of service, information leak or data loss. - CVE-2013-4312, CVE-2016-2847 Tetsuo Handa discovered that users can use pipes queued on local (Unix) sockets to allocate an unfair share of kernel memory, leading to denial-of-service (resource exhaustion). This issue was previously mitigated for the stable suite by limiting the total number of files queued by each user on local sockets. The new kernel version in both suites includes that mitigation plus limits on the total size of pipe buffers allocated for each user. - CVE-2015-7566 Ralf Spenneberg of OpenSource Security reported that the visor driver crashes when a specially crafted USB device without bulk-out endpoint is detected. - CVE-2015-8767 An SCTP denial-of-service was discovered which can be triggered by a local attacker during a heartbeat timeout event after the 4-way handshake. - CVE-2015-8785 It was discovered that local users permitted to write to a file on a FUSE filesystem could cause a denial of service (unkillable loop in the kernel). - CVE-2015-8812 A flaw was found in the iw_cxgb3 Infiniband driver. Whenever it could not send a packet because the network was congested, it would free the packet buffer but later attempt to send the packet again. This use-after-free could result in a denial of service (crash or hang), data loss or privilege escalation. - CVE-2015-8816 A use-after-free vulnerability was discovered in the USB hub driver. This may be used by a physically present user for privilege escalation. - CVE-2015-8830 Ben Hawkes of Google Project Zero reported that the AIO interface permitted reading or writing 2 GiB of data or more in a single chunk, which could lead to an integer overflow when applied to certain filesystems, socket or device types. The full security impact has not been evaluated. - CVE-2016-0723 A use-after-free vulnerability was discovered in the TIOCGETD ioctl. A local attacker could use this flaw for denial-of-service. - CVE-2016-0774 It was found that the fix for CVE-2015-1805 in kernel versions older than Linux 3.16 did not correctly handle the case of a partially failed atomic read. A local, unprivileged user could use this flaw to crash the system or leak kernel memory to user space. - CVE-2016-2069 Andy Lutomirski discovered a race condition in flushing of the TLB when switching tasks on an x86 system. On an SMP system this could possibly lead to a crash, information leak or privilege escalation. - CVE-2016-2384 Andrey Konovalov found that a crafted USB MIDI device with an invalid USB descriptor could trigger a double-free. This may be used by a physically present user for privilege escalation. - CVE-2016-2543 Dmitry Vyukov found that the core sound sequencer driver (snd-seq) lacked a necessary check for a NULL pointer, allowing a user with access to a sound sequencer device to cause a denial-of service (crash). - CVE-2016-2544, CVE-2016-2546, CVE-2016-2547, CVE-2016-2548 Dmitry Vyukov found various race conditions in the sound subsystem (ALSA)'s management of timers. A user with access to sound devices could use these to cause a denial-of-service (crash or hang) or possibly for privilege escalation. - CVE-2016-2545 Dmitry Vyukov found a flaw in list manipulation in the sound subsystem (ALSA)'s management of timers. A user with access to sound devices could use this to cause a denial-of-service (crash or hang) or possibly for privilege escalation. - CVE-2016-2549 Dmitry Vyukov found a potential deadlock in the sound subsystem (ALSA)'s use of high resolution timers. A user with access to sound devices could use this to cause a denial-of-service (hang). - CVE-2016-2550 The original mitigation of CVE-2013-4312, limiting the total number of files a user could queue on local sockets, was flawed. A user given a local socket opened by another user, for example through the systemd socket activation mechanism, could make use of the other user's quota, again leading to a denial-of-service (resource exhaustion). This is fixed by accounting queued files to the sender rather than the socket opener.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-10
    plugin id 89122
    published 2016-03-04
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=89122
    title Debian DSA-3503-1 : linux - security update
  • NASL family Ubuntu Local Security Checks
    NASL id UBUNTU_USN-2967-1.NASL
    description It was discovered that the Linux kernel did not properly enforce rlimits for file descriptors sent over UNIX domain sockets. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service. (CVE-2013-4312) Ralf Spenneberg discovered that the Aiptek Tablet USB device driver in the Linux kernel did not properly sanity check the endpoints reported by the device. An attacker with physical access could cause a denial of service (system crash). (CVE-2015-7515) Ralf Spenneberg discovered that the USB driver for Clie devices in the Linux kernel did not properly sanity check the endpoints reported by the device. An attacker with physical access could cause a denial of service (system crash). (CVE-2015-7566) Ralf Spenneberg discovered that the usbvision driver in the Linux kernel did not properly sanity check the interfaces and endpoints reported by the device. An attacker with physical access could cause a denial of service (system crash). (CVE-2015-7833) It was discovered that a race condition existed when handling heartbeat- timeout events in the SCTP implementation of the Linux kernel. A remote attacker could use this to cause a denial of service. (CVE-2015-8767) Venkatesh Pottem discovered a use-after-free vulnerability in the Linux kernel's CXGB3 driver. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2015-8812) It was discovered that a race condition existed in the ioctl handler for the TTY driver in the Linux kernel. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash) or expose sensitive information. (CVE-2016-0723) It was discovered that the Linux kernel did not keep accurate track of pipe buffer details when error conditions occurred, due to an incomplete fix for CVE-2015-1805. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code with administrative privileges. (CVE-2016-0774) Zach Riggle discovered that the Linux kernel's list poison feature did not take into account the mmap_min_addr value. A local attacker could use this to bypass the kernel's poison-pointer protection mechanism while attempting to exploit an existing kernel vulnerability. (CVE-2016-0821) Andy Lutomirski discovered a race condition in the Linux kernel's translation lookaside buffer (TLB) handling of flush events. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service or possibly leak sensitive information. (CVE-2016-2069) Dmitry Vyukov discovered that the Advanced Linux Sound Architecture (ALSA) framework did not verify that a FIFO was attached to a client before attempting to clear it. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash). (CVE-2016-2543) Dmitry Vyukov discovered that a race condition existed in the Advanced Linux Sound Architecture (ALSA) framework between timer setup and closing of the client, resulting in a use-after-free. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service. (CVE-2016-2544) Dmitry Vyukov discovered a race condition in the timer handling implementation of the Advanced Linux Sound Architecture (ALSA) framework, resulting in a use-after-free. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash). (CVE-2016-2545) Dmitry Vyukov discovered race conditions in the Advanced Linux Sound Architecture (ALSA) framework's timer ioctls leading to a use-after-free. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2016-2546) Dmitry Vyukov discovered that the Advanced Linux Sound Architecture (ALSA) framework's handling of high resolution timers did not properly manage its data structures. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system hang or crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2016-2547, CVE-2016-2548) Dmitry Vyukov discovered that the Advanced Linux Sound Architecture (ALSA) framework's handling of high resolution timers could lead to a deadlock condition. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system hang). (CVE-2016-2549) Ralf Spenneberg discovered that the USB driver for Treo devices in the Linux kernel did not properly sanity check the endpoints reported by the device. An attacker with physical access could cause a denial of service (system crash). (CVE-2016-2782) It was discovered that the Linux kernel did not enforce limits on the amount of data allocated to buffer pipes. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (resource exhaustion). (CVE-2016-2847). Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-12-01
    plugin id 91087
    published 2016-05-12
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=91087
    title Ubuntu 12.04 LTS : linux vulnerabilities (USN-2967-1)
  • NASL family Amazon Linux Local Security Checks
    NASL id ALA_ALAS-2016-648.NASL
    description The Linux kernel before 4.4.1 allows local users to bypass file-descriptor limits and cause a denial of service (memory consumption) by sending each descriptor over a UNIX socket before closing it, related to net/unix/af_unix.c and net/unix/garbage.c. (CVE-2013-4312) A race condition in the tty_ioctl function in drivers/tty/tty_io.c in the Linux kernel through 4.4.1 was found that allows local users to obtain sensitive information from kernel memory or cause a denial of service (use-after-free and system crash) by making a TIOCGETD ioctl call during processing of a TIOCSETD ioctl call. (CVE-2016-0723) A privilege-escalation vulnerability was discovered in the Linux kernel built with User Namespace (CONFIG_USER_NS) support. The flaw occurred when the ptrace() system call was used on a root-owned process to enter a user namespace. A privileged namespace user could exploit this flaw to potentially escalate their privileges on the system, outside the original namespace. (CVE-2015-8709) net/sctp/sm_sideeffect.c in the Linux kernel before 4.3 does not properly manage the relationship between a lock and a socket, which allows local users to cause a denial of service (deadlock) via a crafted sctp_accept call. (CVE-2015-8767)
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-09-04
    plugin id 88660
    published 2016-02-10
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=88660
    title Amazon Linux AMI : kernel (ALAS-2016-648)
  • NASL family Ubuntu Local Security Checks
    NASL id UBUNTU_USN-2930-3.NASL
    description Ben Hawkes discovered that the Linux netfilter implementation did not correctly perform validation when handling IPT_SO_SET_REPLACE events. A local unprivileged attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code with administrative privileges. (CVE-2016-3134) Ben Hawkes discovered an integer overflow in the Linux netfilter implementation. On systems running 32 bit kernels, a local unprivileged attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code with administrative privileges. (CVE-2016-3135) Ralf Spenneberg discovered that the USB driver for Clie devices in the Linux kernel did not properly sanity check the endpoints reported by the device. An attacker with physical access could cause a denial of service (system crash). (CVE-2015-7566) It was discovered that a race condition existed when handling heartbeat- timeout events in the SCTP implementation of the Linux kernel. A remote attacker could use this to cause a denial of service. (CVE-2015-8767) It was discovered that a race condition existed in the ioctl handler for the TTY driver in the Linux kernel. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash) or expose sensitive information. (CVE-2016-0723) Andrey Konovalov discovered that the ALSA USB MIDI driver incorrectly performed a double-free. A local attacker with physical access could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code with administrative privileges. (CVE-2016-2384) Ralf Spenneberg discovered that the USB driver for Treo devices in the Linux kernel did not properly sanity check the endpoints reported by the device. An attacker with physical access could cause a denial of service (system crash). (CVE-2016-2782). Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-12-01
    plugin id 89995
    published 2016-03-17
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=89995
    title Ubuntu 15.10 : linux-raspi2 vulnerabilities (USN-2930-3)
  • NASL family SuSE Local Security Checks
    NASL id SUSE_SU-2016-1203-1.NASL
    description The SUSE Linux Enterprise 11 SP3 kernel was updated to receive various security and bugfixes. The following security bugs were fixed : - CVE-2013-7446: Use-after-free vulnerability in net/unix/af_unix.c in the Linux kernel allowed local users to bypass intended AF_UNIX socket permissions or cause a denial of service (panic) via crafted epoll_ctl calls (bnc#955654). - CVE-2015-7509: fs/ext4/namei.c in the Linux kernel allowed physically proximate attackers to cause a denial of service (system crash) via a crafted no-journal filesystem, a related issue to CVE-2013-2015 (bnc#956707). - CVE-2015-7515: An out of bounds memory access in the aiptek USB driver could be used by physical local attackers to crash the kernel (bnc#956708). - CVE-2015-7550: The keyctl_read_key function in security/keys/keyctl.c in the Linux kernel did not properly use a semaphore, which allowed local users to cause a denial of service (NULL pointer dereference and system crash) or possibly have unspecified other impact via a crafted application that leverages a race condition between keyctl_revoke and keyctl_read calls (bnc#958951). - CVE-2015-7566: A malicious USB device could cause kernel crashes in the visor device driver (bnc#961512). - CVE-2015-7799: The slhc_init function in drivers/net/slip/slhc.c in the Linux kernel did not ensure that certain slot numbers are valid, which allowed local users to cause a denial of service (NULL pointer dereference and system crash) via a crafted PPPIOCSMAXCID ioctl call (bnc#949936). - CVE-2015-8215: net/ipv6/addrconf.c in the IPv6 stack in the Linux kernel did not validate attempted changes to the MTU value, which allowed context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service (packet loss) via a value that is (1) smaller than the minimum compliant value or (2) larger than the MTU of an interface, as demonstrated by a Router Advertisement (RA) message that is not validated by a daemon, a different vulnerability than CVE-2015-0272. NOTE: the scope of CVE-2015-0272 is limited to the NetworkManager product (bnc#955354). - CVE-2015-8539: The KEYS subsystem in the Linux kernel allowed local users to gain privileges or cause a denial of service (BUG) via crafted keyctl commands that negatively instantiate a key, related to security/keys/encrypted-keys/encrypted.c, security/keys/trusted.c, and security/keys/user_defined.c (bnc#958463). - CVE-2015-8543: The networking implementation in the Linux kernel did not validate protocol identifiers for certain protocol families, which allowed local users to cause a denial of service (NULL function pointer dereference and system crash) or possibly gain privileges by leveraging CLONE_NEWUSER support to execute a crafted SOCK_RAW application (bnc#958886). - CVE-2015-8550: Optimizations introduced by the compiler could have lead to double fetch vulnerabilities, potentially possibly leading to arbitrary code execution in backend (bsc#957988). (bsc#957988 XSA-155). - CVE-2015-8551: The PCI backend driver in Xen, when running on an x86 system and using Linux as the driver domain, allowed local guest administrators to hit BUG conditions and cause a denial of service (NULL pointer dereference and host OS crash) by leveraging a system with access to a passed-through MSI or MSI-X capable physical PCI device and a crafted sequence of XEN_PCI_OP_* operations, aka 'Linux pciback missing sanity checks (bnc#957990). - CVE-2015-8552: The PCI backend driver in Xen, when running on an x86 system and using Linux as the driver domain, allowed local guest administrators to generate a continuous stream of WARN messages and cause a denial of service (disk consumption) by leveraging a system with access to a passed-through MSI or MSI-X capable physical PCI device and XEN_PCI_OP_enable_msi operations, aka 'Linux pciback missing sanity checks (bnc#957990). - CVE-2015-8569: The (1) pptp_bind and (2) pptp_connect functions in drivers/net/ppp/pptp.c in the Linux kernel do not verify an address length, which allowed local users to obtain sensitive information from kernel memory and bypass the KASLR protection mechanism via a crafted application (bnc#959190). - CVE-2015-8575: The sco_sock_bind function in net/bluetooth/sco.c in the Linux kernel did not verify an address length, which allowed local users to obtain sensitive information from kernel memory and bypass the KASLR protection mechanism via a crafted application (bnc#959399). - CVE-2015-8767: net/sctp/sm_sideeffect.c in the Linux kernel did not properly manage the relationship between a lock and a socket, which allowed local users to cause a denial of service (deadlock) via a crafted sctp_accept call (bnc#961509). - CVE-2015-8785: The fuse_fill_write_pages function in fs/fuse/file.c in the Linux kernel allowed local users to cause a denial of service (infinite loop) via a writev system call that triggers a zero length for the first segment of an iov (bnc#963765). - CVE-2015-8812: A flaw was found in the CXGB3 kernel driver when the network was considered congested. The kernel would incorrectly misinterpret the congestion as an error condition and incorrectly free/clean up the skb. When the device would then send the skb's queued, these structures would be referenced and may panic the system or allow an attacker to escalate privileges in a use-after-free scenario.(bsc#966437). - CVE-2015-8816: A malicious USB device could cause kernel crashes in the in hub_activate() function (bnc#968010). - CVE-2016-0723: Race condition in the tty_ioctl function in drivers/tty/tty_io.c in the Linux kernel allowed local users to obtain sensitive information from kernel memory or cause a denial of service (use-after-free and system crash) by making a TIOCGETD ioctl call during processing of a TIOCSETD ioctl call (bnc#961500). - CVE-2016-2069: A race in invalidating paging structures that were not in use locally could have lead to disclosoure of information or arbitrary code exectution (bnc#963767). - CVE-2016-2143: On zSeries a fork of a large process could have caused memory corruption due to incorrect page table handling. (bnc#970504, LTC#138810). - CVE-2016-2184: A malicious USB device could cause kernel crashes in the alsa usb-audio device driver (bsc#971125). - CVE-2016-2185: A malicious USB device could cause kernel crashes in the usb_driver_claim_interface function (bnc#971124). - CVE-2016-2186: A malicious USB device could cause kernel crashes in the powermate device driver (bnc#970958). - CVE-2016-2384: A double free on the ALSA umidi object was fixed. (bsc#966693). - CVE-2016-2543: A missing NULL check at remove_events ioctl in the ALSA seq driver was fixed. (bsc#967972). - CVE-2016-2544: Fix race at timer setup and close in the ALSA seq driver was fixed. (bsc#967973). - CVE-2016-2545: A double unlink of active_list in the ALSA timer driver was fixed. (bsc#967974). - CVE-2016-2546: A race among ALSA timer ioctls was fixed (bsc#967975). - CVE-2016-2547,CVE-2016-2548: The ALSA slave timer list handling was hardened against hangs and races. (CVE-2016-2547,CVE-2016-2548,bsc#968011,bsc#968012). - CVE-2016-2549: A stall in ALSA hrtimer handling was fixed (bsc#968013). - CVE-2016-2782: A malicious USB device could cause kernel crashes in the visor device driver (bnc#968670). - CVE-2016-3137: A malicious USB device could cause kernel crashes in the cypress_m8 device driver (bnc#970970). - CVE-2016-3139: A malicious USB device could cause kernel crashes in the wacom device driver (bnc#970909). - CVE-2016-3140: A malicious USB device could cause kernel crashes in the digi_acceleport device driver (bnc#970892). - CVE-2016-3156: A quadratic algorithm could lead to long kernel ipv4 hangs when removing a device with a large number of addresses. (bsc#971360). - CVE-2016-3955: A remote buffer overflow in the usbip driver could be used by authenticated attackers to crash the kernel. (bsc#975945) - CVE-2016-2847: A local user could exhaust kernel memory by pushing lots of data into pipes. (bsc#970948). - CVE-2016-2188: A malicious USB device could cause kernel crashes in the iowarrior device driver (bnc#970956). - CVE-2016-3138: A malicious USB device could cause kernel crashes in the cdc-acm device driver (bnc#970911). The update package also includes non-security fixes. See advisory for details. Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the SUSE security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-29
    plugin id 90884
    published 2016-05-04
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=90884
    title SUSE SLES11 Security Update : kernel (SUSE-SU-2016:1203-1)
  • NASL family Debian Local Security Checks
    NASL id DEBIAN_DLA-412.NASL
    description This update fixes the CVEs described below. CVE-2015-7566 Ralf Spenneberg of OpenSource Security reported that the visor driver crashes when a specially crafted USB device without bulk-out endpoint is detected. CVE-2015-8767 An SCTP denial of service was discovered which can be triggered by a local attacker during a heartbeat timeout event after the 4-way handshake. CVE-2015-8785 It was discovered that local users permitted to write to a file on a FUSE filesystem could cause a denial of service (unkillable loop in the kernel). CVE-2016-0723 A use-after-free vulnerability was discovered in the TIOCGETD ioctl. A local attacker could use this flaw for denial of service. CVE-2016-2069 Andy Lutomirski discovered a race condition in flushing of the TLB when switching tasks. On an SMP system this could possibly lead to a crash, information leak or privilege escalation. For the oldoldstable distribution (squeeze), these problems have been fixed in version 2.6.32-48squeeze19. Additionally, this version includes upstream stable update 2.6.32.70. This is the final update to the linux-2.6 package for squeeze. For the oldstable distribution (wheezy), these problems will be fixed soon. For the stable distribution (jessie), CVE-2015-7566, CVE-2015-8767 and CVE-2016-0723 were fixed in linux version 3.16.7-ckt20-1+deb8u3 and the remaining problems will be fixed soon. NOTE: Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the DLA security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-08-31
    plugin id 88600
    published 2016-02-08
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=88600
    title Debian DLA-412-1 : linux-2.6 security update
refmap via4
bid 82950
confirm
debian
  • DSA-3448
  • DSA-3503
fedora
  • FEDORA-2016-2f25d12c51
  • FEDORA-2016-5d43766e33
sectrack 1035695
suse
  • SUSE-SU-2016:0911
  • SUSE-SU-2016:1102
  • SUSE-SU-2016:1764
  • SUSE-SU-2016:2074
  • openSUSE-SU-2016:1008
ubuntu
  • USN-2929-1
  • USN-2929-2
  • USN-2930-1
  • USN-2930-2
  • USN-2930-3
  • USN-2932-1
  • USN-2948-1
  • USN-2948-2
  • USN-2967-1
  • USN-2967-2
Last major update 05-12-2016 - 22:05
Published 07-02-2016 - 22:59
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