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Debian: CVE-2016-7042: linux -- security update

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Debian: CVE-2016-7042: linux -- security update

Severity
5
CVSS
(AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C)
Published
10/16/2016
Created
07/25/2018
Added
10/20/2016
Modified
03/02/2020

Description

The 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.

Solution(s)

  • debian-upgrade-linux

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