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Category:   Device (VoIP/Phone/FAX)  >   Google Android Vendors:   Google
(Google Issues Fix for Google Android) Linux Kernel Use-After-Free Memory Error in peer_wait_queue() Lets Local Users Cause Denial of Service Conditions on the Target System
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1036764
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1036764
CVE Reference:   CVE-2013-7446   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Sep 12 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. Google Android is affected.

A local user can trigger a use-after-free memory error in peer_wait_queue() to bypass AF_UNIX socket permissions or cause a system panic.

The vulnerability resides in 'net/unix/af_unix.c'.

Impact:   A local user can cause a kernel panic on the target system.
Solution:   Google has issued a fix for CVE-2013-7446 for Google Android (Security patch level 2016-09-05).

The Google advisory is available at:

https://source.android.com/security/bulletin/2016-09-01.html

Vendor URL:  source.android.com/security/bulletin/2016-09-01.html (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error

Message History:   This archive entry is a follow-up to the message listed below.
Jan 4 2016 Linux Kernel Use-After-Free Memory Error in peer_wait_queue() Lets Local Users Cause Denial of Service Conditions on the Target System



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