ID UB:CVE-2016-2549
Type ubuntucve
Modified 2016-02-24T00:00:00


sound/core/hrtimer.c in the Linux kernel before 4.4.1 does not prevent recursive callback access, which allows local users to cause a denial of service (deadlock) via a crafted ioctl call. However, the previous fix is still insufficient: it may still cause a lockup when the ALSA timer instance reprograms itself in its callback. Then it invokes the start function even in snd_timer_interrupt() that is called in hrtimer callback itself, results in a CPU stall. This is no hypothetical problem but actually triggered by syzkaller fuzzer.


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Author| Note
jdstrand | android kernels (flo, goldfish, grouper, maguro, mako and manta) are not supported on the Ubuntu Touch 14.10 and earlier preview kernels linux-lts-saucy no longer receives official support linux-lts-quantal no longer receives official support