CVE-2016-4569

NameCVE-2016-4569
DescriptionThe snd_timer_user_params function in sound/core/timer.c in the Linux kernel through 4.6 does not initialize a certain data structure, which allows local users to obtain sensitive information from kernel stack memory via crafted use of the ALSA timer interface.
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, bugtraq, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SuSE, Mageia, GitHub code/issues, web search, more)
ReferencesDLA-516-1, DSA-3607-1
NVD severitylow (attack range: local)

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
linux (PTS)wheezy3.2.78-1vulnerable
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)4.5.5-1low
linuxsourcejessie3.16.7-ckt25-2+deb8u2lowDSA-3607-1
linuxsourcewheezy3.2.81-1lowDLA-516-1

Notes

http://comments.gmane.org/gmane.linux.kernel/2214250
http://git.kernel.org/cgit/linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux.git/commit/?id=cec8f96e49d9be372fdb0c3836dcf31ec71e457e

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