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Category:   OS (Linux)  >   Linux Kernel Vendors:   kernel.org
(Ubuntu Issues Fix) Linux Kernel Memory Leak in Airspy USB Device Driver Lets Local Users Deny Service
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1036704
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1036704
CVE Reference:   CVE-2016-5400   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Aug 30 2016
Impact:   Denial of service via local system
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
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:   Ubuntu has issued a fix.

The Ubuntu advisory is available at:

http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-3070-1

Vendor URL:  www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-3070-1 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Resource error

Message History:   This archive entry is a follow-up to the message listed below.
Jul 25 2016 Linux Kernel Memory Leak in Airspy USB Device Driver Lets Local Users Deny Service



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