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Debian: CVE-2016-5828: linux -- security update

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Debian: CVE-2016-5828: linux -- security update

Severity
7
CVSS
(AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
Published
06/27/2016
Created
07/25/2018
Added
07/04/2016
Modified
03/02/2020

Description

The start_thread function in arch/powerpc/kernel/process.c in the Linux kernel through 4.6.3 on powerpc platforms mishandles transactional state, which allows local users to cause a denial of service (invalid process state or TM Bad Thing exception, and system crash) or possibly have unspecified other impact by starting and suspending a transaction before an exec system call.

Solution(s)

  • debian-upgrade-linux

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