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Ubuntu: (Multiple Advisories) (CVE-2016-7914): Linux kernel (Trusty HWE) vulnerabilities

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Ubuntu: (Multiple Advisories) (CVE-2016-7914): Linux kernel (Trusty HWE) vulnerabilities

Severity
7
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:N/A:N)
Published
11/16/2016
Created
07/25/2018
Added
08/29/2017
Modified
08/25/2021

Description

The assoc_array_insert_into_terminal_node function in lib/assoc_array.c in the Linux kernel before 4.5.3 does not check whether a slot is a leaf, which allows local users to obtain sensitive information from kernel memory or cause a denial of service (invalid pointer dereference and out-of-bounds read) via an application that uses associative-array data structures, as demonstrated by the keyutils test suite.

Solution(s)

  • ubuntu-upgrade-linux-image-3-13-0-129-generic
  • ubuntu-upgrade-linux-image-3-13-0-129-generic-lpae
  • ubuntu-upgrade-linux-image-3-13-0-129-lowlatency
  • ubuntu-upgrade-linux-image-3-13-0-129-powerpc-e500
  • ubuntu-upgrade-linux-image-3-13-0-129-powerpc-e500mc
  • ubuntu-upgrade-linux-image-3-13-0-129-powerpc-smp
  • ubuntu-upgrade-linux-image-3-13-0-129-powerpc64-emb
  • ubuntu-upgrade-linux-image-3-13-0-129-powerpc64-smp
  • ubuntu-upgrade-linux-image-generic
  • ubuntu-upgrade-linux-image-generic-lpae
  • ubuntu-upgrade-linux-image-generic-lpae-lts-trusty
  • ubuntu-upgrade-linux-image-generic-lts-trusty
  • ubuntu-upgrade-linux-image-lowlatency
  • ubuntu-upgrade-linux-image-powerpc-e500
  • ubuntu-upgrade-linux-image-powerpc-e500mc
  • ubuntu-upgrade-linux-image-powerpc-smp
  • ubuntu-upgrade-linux-image-powerpc64-emb
  • ubuntu-upgrade-linux-image-powerpc64-smp

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