CVE-2016-4578

NameCVE-2016-4578
Descriptionsound/core/timer.c in the Linux kernel through 4.6 does not initialize certain r1 data structures, which allows local users to obtain sensitive information from kernel stack memory via crafted use of the ALSA timer interface, related to the (1) snd_timer_user_ccallback and (2) snd_timer_user_tinterrupt functions.
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, bugtraq, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SUSE bugzilla/CVE, Mageia, GitHub advisories/code/issues, web search, more)
ReferencesDLA-516-1, DSA-3607-1

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
linux (PTS)buster4.19.249-2fixed
buster (security)4.19.260-1fixed
bullseye5.10.140-1fixed
bullseye (security)5.10.149-2fixed
bookworm6.0.10-1fixed
sid6.0.10-2fixed

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
linuxsourcewheezy3.2.81-1DLA-516-1
linuxsourcejessie3.16.7-ckt25-2+deb8u2DSA-3607-1
linuxsource(unstable)4.5.5-1

Notes

https://github.com/torvalds/linux/commit/9a47e9cff994f37f7f0dbd9ae23740d0f64f9fe6
https://github.com/torvalds/linux/commit/e4ec8cc8039a7063e24204299b462bd1383184a5

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