CVE-2016-7042

NameCVE-2016-7042
DescriptionThe proc_keys_show function in security/keys/proc.c in the Linux kernel through 4.8.2, when the GNU Compiler Collection (gcc) stack protector is enabled, uses an incorrect buffer size for certain timeout data, which allows local users to cause a denial of service (stack memory corruption and panic) by reading the /proc/keys file.
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, bugtraq, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SuSE, Mageia, GitHub code/issues, web search, more)
ReferencesDLA-670-1, DSA-3696-1
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)3.2.93-1fixed
jessie3.16.43-2+deb8u2fixed
jessie (security)3.16.43-2+deb8u5fixed
stretch4.9.51-1fixed
stretch (security)4.9.30-2+deb9u5fixed
buster, sid4.13.4-2fixed

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
linuxsource(unstable)4.7.8-1medium
linuxsourcejessie3.16.36-1+deb8u2mediumDSA-3696-1
linuxsourcewheezy3.2.82-1mediumDLA-670-1

Notes

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1373966
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1373499
https://git.kernel.org/linus/03dab869b7b239c4e013ec82aea22e181e441cfc

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