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Category:   OS (Linux)  >   Linux Kernel Vendors:   Red Hat
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Kernel usbvision Driver Bug Lets Local Users Cause Denial of Service Conditions on the Target System
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1034452
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1034452
CVE Reference:   CVE-2015-7833   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Dec 17 2015
Impact:   Denial of service via local system
Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  Exploit Included:  Yes  
Version(s): RHEL 6, 7
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in the Red Hat Enterprise Linux kernel. A local user can cause denial of service conditions on the target system.

A physically local user can load a specially crafted USB device to trigger a flaw in the usbvision driver to cause a kernel panic.

The original advisory is available at:

http://www.os-s.net/advisories/DOS-KernelCrashesOnInvalidUSBDeviceDescriptors-UsbvisionDriver.pdf

Sergej Schumilo, Hendrik Schwartke, and Ralf Spenneberg reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A physically local user can cause the target system to crash.
Solution:   No solution was available at the time of this entry.

The vendor does not plan to fix this vulnerability, as described in their bug report, available at:

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1270158

A proposed patch is available at:

http://git.linuxtv.org//media_tree.git/commit/?id=fa52bd506f274b7619955917abfde355e3d19ffe

Vendor URL:  www.kernel.org/ (Links to External Site)
Cause:   State error

Message History:   None.


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