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[ASA-201703-6] linux-lts: privilege escalation
Arch Linux Security Advisory ASA-201703-6 ========================================= Severity: High Date : 2017-03-12 CVE-ID : CVE-2017-2636 Package : linux-lts Type : privilege escalation Remote : No Link : https://security.archlinux.org/AVG-200 Summary ======= The package linux-lts before version 4.9.14-1 is vulnerable to privilege escalation. Resolution ========== Upgrade to 4.9.14-1. # pacman -Syu "linux-lts>=4.9.14-1" The problem has been fixed upstream in version 4.9.14. Workaround ========== # echo "install n_hdlc /bin/true" >> /etc/modprobe.d/disable- n_hdlc.conf Description =========== A race condition flaw was found in the N_HLDC Linux kernel driver when accessing the n_hdlc.tbuf list that can lead to double free. A local, unprivileged user able to set the HDLC line discipline on the tty device could use this flaw to crash the system or increase their privileges on the system. Impact ====== A local attacker is able to escalate privileges or crash the system. References ========== https://bugs.archlinux.org/task/53242 https://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux.git/commit/?id=82f2341c94d270421f383641b7cd670e474db56b http://seclists.org/oss-sec/2017/q1/569 https://security.archlinux.org/CVE-2017-2636