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USN-2678-1: Linux kernel vulnerabilities

Severity
7
CVSS
(AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
Published
07/23/2015
Created
07/25/2018
Added
07/27/2015
Modified
07/09/2020

Description

The (1) pipe_read and (2) pipe_write implementations in fs/pipe.c in the Linux kernel before 3.16 do not properly consider the side effects of failed __copy_to_user_inatomic and __copy_from_user_inatomic calls, which allows local users to cause a denial of service (system crash) or possibly gain privileges via a crafted application, aka an "I/O vector array overrun."

Solution(s)

  • ubuntu-upgrade-linux-image-3-2-0-88-generic
  • ubuntu-upgrade-linux-image-3-2-0-88-generic-pae
  • ubuntu-upgrade-linux-image-3-2-0-88-highbank
  • ubuntu-upgrade-linux-image-3-2-0-88-omap
  • ubuntu-upgrade-linux-image-3-2-0-88-powerpc-smp
  • ubuntu-upgrade-linux-image-3-2-0-88-powerpc64-smp
  • ubuntu-upgrade-linux-image-3-2-0-88-virtual

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