CVE-2015-8963

NameCVE-2015-8963
DescriptionRace condition in kernel/events/core.c in the Linux kernel before 4.4 allows local users to gain privileges or cause a denial of service (use-after-free) by leveraging incorrect handling of an swevent data structure during a CPU unplug operation.
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, bugtraq, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SUSE bugzilla/CVE, Mageia, GitHub code/issues, web search, more)
ReferencesDLA-772-1
NVD severityhigh (attack range: remote)

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
linux (PTS)jessie (security), jessie3.16.56-1+deb8u1fixed
stretch4.9.82-1+deb9u3fixed
stretch (security)4.9.88-1+deb9u1fixed
buster4.16.12-1fixed
sid4.16.16-2fixed

The information below is based on the following data on fixed versions.

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
linuxsource(unstable)4.4.2-1high
linuxsourcejessie3.16.39-1high
linuxsourcewheezy3.2.84-1highDLA-772-1

Notes

Fixed by: https://git.kernel.org/linus/12ca6ad2e3a896256f086497a7c7406a547ee373 (v4.4)

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