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mageiaGentoo FoundationMGAA-2016-0134
HistoryNov 04, 2016 - 10:58 a.m.

Update request kernel-linus-4.4.26-1 fixes security issues

2016-11-0410:58:56
Gentoo Foundation
advisories.mageia.org
16

7.8 High

CVSS3

Attack Vector

LOCAL

Attack Complexity

LOW

Privileges Required

LOW

User Interaction

NONE

Scope

UNCHANGED

Confidentiality Impact

HIGH

Integrity Impact

HIGH

Availability Impact

HIGH

CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

7.8 High

CVSS2

Access Vector

Access Complexity

Authentication

NONE

Confidentiality Impact

NONE

Integrity Impact

NONE

Availability Impact

COMPLETE

AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C

0.879 High

EPSS

Percentile

98.7%

This update is based on the upstream 4.4.26 kernel and fixes at least these security issues: An issue with ASN.1 DER decoder was reported that could lead to memory corruptions, possible privilege escalation, or complete local denial of service via x509 certificate DER files (CVE-2016-0758). sound/core/timer.c in the Linux kernel through 4.6 does not initialize certain r1 data structures, which allows local users to obtain sensitive information from kernel stack memory via crafted use of the ALSA timer interface, related to the (1) snd_timer_user_ccallback and (2) snd_timer_user_tinterrupt functions (CVE-2016-4578). A race condition was found in the way the Linux kernel’s memory subsystem handled the copy-on-write (COW) breakage of private read-only memory mappings. An unprivileged local user could use this flaw to gain write access to otherwise read-only memory mappings and thus increase their privileges on the system. This could be abused by an attacker to modify existing setuid files with instructions to elevate privileges. An exploit using this technique has been found in the wild (CVE-2016-5195). The tipc_nl_compat_link_dump function in net/tipc/netlink_compat.c in the Linux kernel through 4.6.3 does not properly copy a certain string, which allows local users to obtain sensitive information from kernel stack memory by reading a Netlink message (CVE-2016-5243). The rds_inc_info_copy function in net/rds/recv.c in the Linux kernel through 4.6.3 does not initialize a certain structure member, which allows remote attackers to obtain sensitive information from kernel stack memory by reading an RDS message (CVE-2016-5244). Memory leak in the airspy_probe function in drivers/media/usb/airspy/airspy.c in the airspy USB driver in the Linux kernel before 4.7 allows local users to cause a denial of service (memory consumption) via a crafted USB device that emulates many VFL_TYPE_SDR or VFL_TYPE_SUBDEV devices and performs many connect and disconnect operations (CVE-2016-5400). A flaw was found in the implementation of the Linux kernel handling of networking challenge ack where an attacker is able to determine the shared counter. This may allow an attacker to inject or take over a TCP connection between a server and client without having to be a traditional Man In the Middle (MITM) style attack (CVE-2016-5696). Race condition in the ioctl_send_fib function in drivers/scsi/aacraid/commctrl.c in the Linux kernel through 4.7 allows local users to cause a denial of service (out-of-bounds access or system crash) by changing a certain size value, aka a β€œdouble fetch” vulnerability (CVE-2016-6480). Marco Grassi discovered a use-after-free condition could occur in the TCP retransmit queue handling code in the Linux kernel. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2016-6828) Vladimir Bene discovered an unbounded recursion in the VLAN and TEB Generic Receive Offload (GRO) processing implementations in the Linux kernel, A remote attacker could use this to cause a stack corruption, leading to a denial of service (system crash). (CVE-2016-7039) This update also changes the following: - enables STRICT_DEVMEM as a security hardening - disables FW_LOADER_USER_HELPER_FALLBACK again (un-intentionally enabled in 4.4 series upgrade) that slows down boot or even makes wireless connection fail with drivers with multiple possible firmwares (mga#19390). For other fixes in this update, see the referenced changelogs.

OSVersionArchitecturePackageVersionFilename
Mageia5noarchkernel-linus<Β 4.4.26-1kernel-linus-4.4.26-1.mga5

7.8 High

CVSS3

Attack Vector

LOCAL

Attack Complexity

LOW

Privileges Required

LOW

User Interaction

NONE

Scope

UNCHANGED

Confidentiality Impact

HIGH

Integrity Impact

HIGH

Availability Impact

HIGH

CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

7.8 High

CVSS2

Access Vector

Access Complexity

Authentication

NONE

Confidentiality Impact

NONE

Integrity Impact

NONE

Availability Impact

COMPLETE

AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C

0.879 High

EPSS

Percentile

98.7%