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Category:   OS (Linux)  >   Linux Kernel Vendors:   kernel.org
Linux Kernel Memory Leak in Airspy USB Device Driver Lets Local Users Deny Service
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1036432
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1036432
CVE Reference:   CVE-2016-5400   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Jul 25 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 consume excessive memory and deny service on the target system.

A local user can create a specially crafted USB device to emulate multiple SDR devices to trigger a memory leak and consume all available memory resources on the target system.

James Patrick-Evans reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A local user can consume all available memory resources on the target system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a source code fix, available at:

https://git.linuxtv.org/media_tree.git/commit/?id=eca2d34b9d2ce70165a50510659838e28ca22742

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

Message History:   This archive entry has one or more follow-up message(s) listed below.
Aug 30 2016 (Ubuntu Issues Fix) Linux Kernel Memory Leak in Airspy USB Device Driver Lets Local Users Deny Service
Ubuntu has issued a fix for Ubuntu Linux 16.04 LTS.



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