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Category:   OS (Linux)  >   Linux Kernel Vendors:   kernel.org
Linux Kernel ALSA snd_compr_allocate_buffer() Integer Overflow Lets Local Users Cause Denial of Service Conditions on the Target System
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1036189
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1036189
CVE Reference:   CVE-2014-9904   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Jun 28 2016
Impact:   Denial of service via local system
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  

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

A local user can supply specially crafted data to trigger an integer overflow in snd_compr_allocate_buffer() and cause denial of service conditions on the target system.

Impact:   A local user can cause denial of service conditions on the target system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix (commit 6217e5ede23285ddfee10d2e4ba0cc2d4c046205) [in July 2014].
Vendor URL:  www.kernel.org/ (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Boundary error

Message History:   None.


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