[arch-security] [ASA-201601-26] linux-lts: privilege escalation
anthraxx at archlinux.org
Mon Jan 25 13:08:19 UTC 2016
Arch Linux Security Advisory ASA-201601-26
Date : 2016-01-25
CVE-ID : CVE-2016-0728
Package : linux-lts
Type : privilege escalation
Remote : No
Link : https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/CVE
The package linux-lts before version 4.1.16-1 is vulnerable to local
Upgrade to 4.1.16-1.
# pacman -Syu "linux-lts>=4.1.16-1"
The problem has been fixed upstream in version 4.1.16.
It was reported that possible use-after-free vulnerability in keyring
facility, possibly leading to local privilege escalation, was found.
Function join_session_keyring in security/keys/process_keys.c holds a
reference to the requested keyring, but if that keyring is the same as
the one being currently used by the process, the kernel wouldn't
decrease keyring->usage before returning to userspace. The usage field
can be possibly overflowed causing use-after-free on the keyring object.
A local attacker is able to make use of this vulnerability to elevate
privileges and gain root access to the underlying system.
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