Rapid7 Vulnerability & Exploit Database

Debian: CVE-2016-2545: linux -- security update

Back to Search

Debian: CVE-2016-2545: linux -- security update

Severity
5
CVSS
(AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C)
Published
03/03/2016
Created
07/25/2018
Added
03/14/2016
Modified
03/02/2020

Description

The snd_timer_interrupt function in sound/core/timer.c in the Linux kernel before 4.4.1 does not properly maintain a certain linked list, which allows local users to cause a denial of service (race condition and system crash) via a crafted ioctl call.

Solution(s)

  • debian-upgrade-linux

With Rapid7 live dashboards, I have a clear view of all the assets on my network, which ones can be exploited, and what I need to do in order to reduce the risk in my environment in real-time. No other tool gives us that kind of value and insight.

– Scott Cheney, Manager of Information Security, Sierra View Medical Center

;