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Category:   OS (Linux)  >   Linux Kernel Vendors:   kernel.org
Linux Kernel ims_pcu_parse_cdc_data() Device Driver Flaw Lets Local Users Cause Denial of Service Conditions on the Target System
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1035441
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1035441
CVE Reference:   CVE-2016-3689   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Mar 31 2016
Impact:   Denial of service via local system
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  

Description:   A vulnerability was reported in the Linux kernel. A physically local user can cause denial of service conditions on the target system.

A physically local user can attach a device with a specially crafted device driver that is missing an interface to trigger a flaw in the ims_pcu_parse_cdc_data() function in the ims-pcu driver and cause the target system to crash.

Impact:   A physically local user can cause the target system to crash.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a source code fix, available at:

http://git.kernel.org/cgit/linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux.git/commit/?id=a0ad220c96692eda76b2e3fd7279f3dcd1d8a8ff

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

Message History:   This archive entry has one or more follow-up message(s) listed below.
May 6 2016 (Ubuntu Issues Fix) Linux Kernel ims_pcu_parse_cdc_data() Device Driver Flaw Lets Local Users Cause Denial of Service Conditions on the Target System
Ubuntu has issued a fix for Ubuntu Linux 16.04 LTS.



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