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CVE-2016-2546 Detail

Description

sound/core/timer.c in the Linux kernel before 4.4.1 uses an incorrect type of mutex, which allows local users to cause a denial of service (race condition, use-after-free, and system crash) via a crafted ioctl call.

Source:  MITRE
Description Last Modified:  04/27/2016

Impact

CVSS v3.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 5.1 MEDIUM
Vector: AV:L/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H (V3 legend)
Impact Score: 3.6
Exploitability Score: 1.4


Attack Vector (AV): Local
Attack Complexity (AC): High
Privileges Required (PR): None
User Interaction (UI): None
Scope (S): Unchanged
Confidentiality (C): None
Integrity (I): None
Availability (A): High

CVSS v2.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 4.7 MEDIUM
Vector: (AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C) (V2 legend)
Impact Subscore: 6.9
Exploitability Subscore: 3.4


Access Vector (AV): Local
Access Complexity (AC): Medium
Authentication (AU): None
Confidentiality (C): None
Integrity (I): None
Availability (A): Complete
Additional Information:
Allows disruption of service

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Hyperlink Resource
http://git.kernel.org/cgit/linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux.git/commit/?id=af368027a49a751d6ff4ee9e3f9961f35bb4fede Patch
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2016-03/msg00094.html
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2016-04/msg00045.html
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2016-08/msg00038.html
http://www.debian.org/security/2016/dsa-3503
http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v4.x/ChangeLog-4.4.1 Patch Vendor Advisory
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2016/01/19/1 Patch
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/83384
http://www.securitytracker.com/id/1035301
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-2929-1
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-2929-2
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-2930-1
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-2930-2
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-2930-3
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-2931-1
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-2932-1
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-2967-1
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-2967-2
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1311564
https://github.com/torvalds/linux/commit/af368027a49a751d6ff4ee9e3f9961f35bb4fede Patch

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

Known Affected Software Configurations Switch to CPE 2.2

Configuration 1 ( hide )
 cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
     Show Matching CPE(s)
Up to (including)
4.4


Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2016-2546
NVD Published Date:
04/27/2016
NVD Last Modified:
09/06/2017