CVE-2017-9985

NameCVE-2017-9985
DescriptionThe snd_msndmidi_input_read function in sound/isa/msnd/msnd_midi.c in the Linux kernel through 4.11.7 allows local users to cause a denial of service (over-boundary access) or possibly have unspecified other impact by changing the value of a message queue head pointer between two kernel reads of that value, aka a "double fetch" vulnerability.
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NVD severityhigh (attack range: local)

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
linux (PTS)jessie3.16.56-1+deb8u1vulnerable
jessie (security)3.16.59-1vulnerable
stretch4.9.130-2fixed
stretch (security)4.9.110-3+deb9u6fixed
buster, sid4.18.20-2fixed

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
linuxsource(unstable)4.13.4-1unimportant
linuxsourcestretch4.9.51-1high

Notes

No security issue, only "exploitable" with malicious ISA cards
Fixed by: https://git.kernel.org/linus/20e2b791796bd68816fa115f12be5320de2b8021 (v4.13-rc1)
https://bugzilla.kernel.org/show_bug.cgi?id=196133

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