Ubuntu update for Linux kernel (Utopic HWE)



Published: 2016-05-16
Risk Low
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE-ID CVE-2016-0758
CWE-ID CWE-190
Exploitation vector Local
Public exploit N/A
Vulnerable software
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Security Bulletin

This security bulletin contains one low risk vulnerability.

1) Integer overflow

EUVDB-ID: #VU456

Risk: Low

CVSSv3.1:

CVE-ID: CVE-2016-0758

CWE-ID: CWE-190 - Integer Overflow or Wraparound

Exploit availability: No

Description

The vulnerability allows a local attacker to gain elevated privileges on the target system.

The weakness exists in lib/asn1_decoder.c due to integer overflow. A local attacker can submit specially crafted ASN.1 data and gain root privileges.

Mitigation

Update the affected packages

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:
linux-image-3.16.0-71-powerpc-smp 3.16.0-71.92~14.04.1
linux-image-3.16.0-71-generic-lpae 3.16.0-71.92~14.04.1
linux-image-3.16.0-71-powerpc-e500mc 3.16.0-71.92~14.04.1
linux-image-3.16.0-71-lowlatency 3.16.0-71.92~14.04.1
linux-image-3.16.0-71-powerpc64-emb 3.16.0-71.92~14.04.1
linux-image-3.16.0-71-powerpc64-smp 3.16.0-71.92~14.04.1
linux-image-3.16.0-71-generic 3.16.0-71.92~14.04.1

Vulnerable software versions

Ubuntu: 14.04


CPE2.3 External links

http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-2976-1/

Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?



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