[SECURITY] [DSA 3616-1] linux security update

ID DEBIAN:DSA-3616-1:8F5D7
Type debian
Reporter Debian
Modified 2016-07-04T09:30:58


Debian Security Advisory DSA-3616-1 security@debian.org https://www.debian.org/security/ Salvatore Bonaccorso July 04, 2016 https://www.debian.org/security/faq

Package : linux CVE ID : CVE-2014-9904 CVE-2016-5728 CVE-2016-5828 CVE-2016-5829 CVE-2016-6130 Debian Bug : 828914

Several vulnerabilities have been discovered in the Linux kernel that may lead to a privilege escalation, denial of service or information leaks.


It was discovered that the snd_compress_check_input function used in
the ALSA subsystem does not properly check for an integer overflow,
allowing a local user to cause a denial of service.


Pengfei Wang discovered a race condition in the MIC VOP driver that
could allow a local user to obtain sensitive information from kernel
memory or cause a denial of service.


Cyril Bur and Michael Ellerman discovered a flaw in the handling of
Transactional Memory on powerpc systems allowing a local user to
cause a denial of service (kernel crash) or possibly have
unspecified other impact, by starting a transaction, suspending it,
and then calling any of the exec() class system calls.


A heap-based buffer overflow vulnerability was found in the hiddev
driver, allowing a local user to cause a denial of service or,
potentially escalate their privileges.


Pengfei Wang discovered a flaw in the S/390 character device drivers
potentially leading to information leak with /dev/sclp.

Additionally this update fixes a regression in the ebtables facility (#828914) that was introduced in DSA-3607-1.

For the stable distribution (jessie), these problems have been fixed in version 3.16.7-ckt25-2+deb8u3.

We recommend that you upgrade your linux packages.

Further information about Debian Security Advisories, how to apply these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be found at: https://www.debian.org/security/

Mailing list: debian-security-announce@lists.debian.org