CVE-2016-2546

NameCVE-2016-2546
Descriptionsound/core/timer.c in the Linux kernel before 4.4.1 uses an incorrect type of mutex, which allows local users to cause a denial of service (race condition, use-after-free, and system crash) via a crafted ioctl call.
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)
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)3.2.96-3fixed
jessie3.16.51-2fixed
jessie (security)3.16.51-3+deb8u1fixed
stretch (security), stretch4.9.82-1+deb9u3fixed
buster4.15.11-1fixed
sid4.15.17-1fixed

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=af368027a49a751d6ff4ee9e3f9961f35bb4fede (v4.5-rc1)

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