CVE-2016-6786

NameCVE-2016-6786
Descriptionkernel/events/core.c in the performance subsystem in the Linux kernel before 4.0 mismanages locks during certain migrations, which allows local users to gain privileges via a crafted application, aka Android internal bug 30955111.
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-833-1, DSA-3791-1
NVD severitymedium (attack range: local)

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
linux (PTS)wheezy3.2.78-1vulnerable
wheezy (security)3.2.96-3fixed
jessie3.16.51-2fixed
jessie (security)3.16.51-3+deb8u1fixed
stretch4.9.65-3fixed
stretch (security)4.9.82-1+deb9u2fixed
buster, sid4.15.4-1fixed

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
linuxsource(unstable)4.0.2-1medium
linuxsourcejessie3.16.39-1+deb8u1mediumDSA-3791-1
linuxsourcewheezy3.2.84-2mediumDLA-833-1

Notes

Fixed by: https://git.kernel.org/linus/f63a8daa5812afef4f06c962351687e1ff9ccb2b (v4.0-rc1)

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