Linux kernel (Raspberry Pi 2) vulnerability

2016-05-16T00:00:00
ID USN-2979-3
Type ubuntu
Reporter Ubuntu
Modified 2016-05-16T00:00:00

Description

Philip Pettersson discovered that the Linux kernel’s ASN.1 DER decoder did not properly process certificate files with tags of indefinite length. A local unprivileged attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code with administrative privileges.