CVE-2016-2543

NameCVE-2016-2543
DescriptionThe snd_seq_ioctl_remove_events function in sound/core/seq/seq_clientmgr.c in the Linux kernel before 4.4.1 does not verify FIFO assignment before proceeding with FIFO clearing, which allows local users to cause a denial of service (NULL pointer dereference and OOPS) via a crafted ioctl call.
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, bugtraq, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SuSE, Mageia, GitHub code/issues, web search, more)
ReferencesDSA-3503-1
NVD severitymedium (attack range: local)

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
linux (PTS)wheezy3.2.78-1fixed
wheezy (security)3.2.93-1fixed
jessie3.16.43-2+deb8u2fixed
jessie (security)3.16.43-2+deb8u5fixed
stretch4.9.51-1fixed
stretch (security)4.9.30-2+deb9u5fixed
buster4.13.4-1fixed
sid4.13.4-2fixed

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
linuxsource(unstable)4.4.2-1medium
linuxsourcejessie3.16.7-ckt20-1+deb8u4mediumDSA-3503-1
linuxsourcewheezy3.2.73-2+deb7u3mediumDSA-3503-1
linux-2.6source(unstable)(unfixed)medium

Notes

Upstream fix: https://git.kernel.org/cgit/linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux.git/commit/?id=030e2c78d3a91dd0d27fef37e91950dde333eba1 (v4.5-rc1)

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