Upstream information

CVE-2016-9754 at MITRE

Description

The ring_buffer_resize function in kernel/trace/ring_buffer.c in the profiling subsystem in the Linux kernel before 4.6.1 mishandles certain integer calculations, which allows local users to gain privileges by writing to the /sys/kernel/debug/tracing/buffer_size_kb file.

SUSE information

Overall state of this security issue: Resolved

This issue is currently rated as having moderate severity.

CVSS v2 Scores
  National Vulnerability Database SUSE
Base Score 7.2 6.6
Vector AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C AV:L/AC:M/Au:S/C:C/I:C/A:C
Access Vector Local Local
Access Complexity Low Medium
Authentication None Single
Confidentiality Impact Complete Complete
Integrity Impact Complete Complete
Availability Impact Complete Complete
CVSS v3 Scores
  National Vulnerability Database
Base Score 7.8
Vector CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H
Attack Vector Local
Attack Complexity Low
Privileges Required Low
User Interaction None
Scope Unchanged
Confidentiality Impact High
Integrity Impact High
Availability Impact High
CVSSv3 Version 3.1

Note from the SUSE Security Team

SUSE Linux Enterprise 10 and SUSE Linux Enterprise 11 are not affected. On SUSE Linux Enterprise 12 GA and SP1 the fix is already included in the 3.12.61 and later versions, on SUSE Linux Enterprise 12 SP2 and SP3 the fix is included in 4.4.12 and later versions.

SUSE Bugzilla entries: 1018342 [RESOLVED / WORKSFORME], 1020787 [RESOLVED / WONTFIX]

No SUSE Security Announcements cross referenced.


Status of this issue by product and package

Please note that this evaluation state might be work in progress, incomplete or outdated. Also information for service packs in the LTSS phase is only included for issues meeting the LTSS criteria. If in doubt, feel free to contact us for clarification. The updates are grouped by state of their lifecycle. SUSE product lifecycles are documented on the lifecycle page.

Product(s) Source package State
Products under general support and receiving all security fixes.
SUSE Enterprise Storage 7 kernel-default Ignore
SUSE Enterprise Storage 7 kernel-source Ignore
SUSE Enterprise Storage 7 kernel-source-azure Ignore
SUSE Enterprise Storage 7.1 kernel-source Ignore
SUSE Enterprise Storage 7.1 kernel-source-azure Ignore
SUSE Linux Enterprise High Performance Computing 12 SP5 kernel-default Ignore
SUSE Linux Enterprise High Performance Computing 12 SP5 kernel-source Ignore
SUSE Linux Enterprise High Performance Computing 12 SP5 kernel-source-azure Ignore
SUSE Linux Enterprise Micro 5.1 kernel-default Ignore
SUSE Linux Enterprise Micro 5.2 kernel-default Ignore
SUSE Linux Enterprise Real Time 12 SP5 kernel-source-rt Ignore
SUSE Linux Enterprise Real Time 15 SP3 kernel-source Ignore
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP5 kernel-default Ignore
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP5 kernel-source Ignore
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP5 kernel-source-azure Ignore
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-LTSS kernel-default Ignore
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-LTSS kernel-source Ignore
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications 12 SP5 kernel-default Ignore
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications 12 SP5 kernel-source Ignore
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications 12 SP5 kernel-source-azure Ignore
SUSE Manager Proxy 4.2 kernel-source Ignore
SUSE Manager Proxy 4.2 kernel-source-azure Ignore
SUSE Manager Retail Branch Server 4.2 kernel-source Ignore
SUSE Manager Retail Branch Server 4.2 kernel-source-azure Ignore
SUSE Manager Server 4.2 kernel-source Ignore
SUSE Manager Server 4.2 kernel-source-azure Ignore
Products under Long Term Service Pack support and receiving important and critical security fixes.
SUSE Linux Enterprise High Performance Computing 12 SP4 kernel-default Ignore
SUSE Linux Enterprise High Performance Computing 12 SP4 kernel-source Ignore
SUSE Linux Enterprise High Performance Computing 15 kernel-default Ignore
SUSE Linux Enterprise High Performance Computing 15 kernel-source Ignore
SUSE Linux Enterprise High Performance Computing 15 kernel-source-azure Ignore
SUSE Linux Enterprise High Performance Computing 15 SP1 kernel-default Ignore
SUSE Linux Enterprise High Performance Computing 15 SP1 kernel-source Ignore
SUSE Linux Enterprise High Performance Computing 15 SP1 kernel-source-azure Ignore
SUSE Linux Enterprise High Performance Computing 15 SP1-ESPOS kernel-source Ignore
SUSE Linux Enterprise High Performance Computing 15 SP1-LTSS kernel-default Ignore
SUSE Linux Enterprise High Performance Computing 15 SP1-LTSS kernel-source Ignore
SUSE Linux Enterprise High Performance Computing 15 SP1-LTSS kernel-source-azure Ignore
SUSE Linux Enterprise High Performance Computing 15 SP2 kernel-default Ignore
SUSE Linux Enterprise High Performance Computing 15 SP2 kernel-source Ignore
SUSE Linux Enterprise High Performance Computing 15 SP2 kernel-source-azure Ignore
SUSE Linux Enterprise High Performance Computing 15 SP2-ESPOS kernel-source Ignore
SUSE Linux Enterprise High Performance Computing 15 SP2-LTSS kernel-source Ignore
SUSE Linux Enterprise High Performance Computing 15 SP3 kernel-source Ignore
SUSE Linux Enterprise High Performance Computing 15 SP3 kernel-source-azure Ignore
SUSE Linux Enterprise High Performance Computing 15 SP3-ESPOS kernel-source Ignore
SUSE Linux Enterprise High Performance Computing 15 SP3-LTSS kernel-source Ignore
SUSE Linux Enterprise High Performance Computing 15-ESPOS kernel-source Ignore
SUSE Linux Enterprise High Performance Computing 15-LTSS kernel-default Ignore
SUSE Linux Enterprise High Performance Computing 15-LTSS kernel-source Ignore
SUSE Linux Enterprise Module for Basesystem 15 SP1 kernel-default Ignore
SUSE Linux Enterprise Module for Basesystem 15 SP1 kernel-source Ignore
SUSE Linux Enterprise Module for Basesystem 15 SP2 kernel-default Ignore
SUSE Linux Enterprise Module for Basesystem 15 SP2 kernel-source Ignore
SUSE Linux Enterprise Module for Basesystem 15 SP3 kernel-source Ignore
SUSE Linux Enterprise Module for Development Tools 15 SP1 kernel-default Ignore
SUSE Linux Enterprise Module for Development Tools 15 SP1 kernel-source Ignore
SUSE Linux Enterprise Module for Development Tools 15 SP2 kernel-default Ignore
SUSE Linux Enterprise Module for Development Tools 15 SP2 kernel-source Ignore
SUSE Linux Enterprise Module for Development Tools 15 SP3 kernel-source Ignore
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP2-BCL kernel-default Ignore
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP2-BCL kernel-source Ignore
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP4 kernel-default Ignore
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP4 kernel-source Ignore
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP4 kernel-source-azure Ignore
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP4-LTSS kernel-default Ignore
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP4-LTSS kernel-source Ignore
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP4-LTSS kernel-source-azure Ignore
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15 SP1 kernel-default Ignore
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15 SP1 kernel-source Ignore
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15 SP1 kernel-source-azure Ignore
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15 SP1-LTSS kernel-default Ignore
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15 SP1-LTSS kernel-source Ignore
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15 SP1-LTSS kernel-source-azure Ignore
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15 SP2 kernel-default Ignore
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15 SP2 kernel-source Ignore
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15 SP2 kernel-source-azure Ignore
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15 SP2-LTSS kernel-source Ignore
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15 SP3 kernel-source Ignore
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15 SP3 kernel-source-azure Ignore
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15 SP3-LTSS kernel-source Ignore
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15-ESPOS kernel-default Ignore
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15-ESPOS kernel-source Ignore
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server Business Critical Linux 15 SP1 kernel-default Ignore
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server Business Critical Linux 15 SP1 kernel-source Ignore
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server Business Critical Linux 15 SP1 kernel-source-azure Ignore
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications 12 SP4 kernel-default Ignore
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications 12 SP4 kernel-source Ignore
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications 12 SP4 kernel-source-azure Ignore
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications 15 kernel-default Ignore
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications 15 kernel-source Ignore
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications 15 kernel-source-azure Ignore
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications 15 SP1 kernel-default Ignore
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications 15 SP1 kernel-source Ignore
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications 15 SP1 kernel-source-azure Ignore
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications 15 SP2 kernel-default Ignore
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications 15 SP2 kernel-source Ignore
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications 15 SP2 kernel-source-azure Ignore
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications 15 SP3 kernel-source Ignore
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications 15 SP3 kernel-source-azure Ignore
Products past their end of life and not receiving proactive updates anymore.
HPE Helion OpenStack 8 kernel-default Ignore
HPE Helion OpenStack 8 kernel-source Ignore
HPE Helion OpenStack 8 kernel-source-azure Ignore
SLES for SAP Applications 11 SP3 kernel-default Ignore
SLES for SAP Applications 11 SP3 kernel-source Ignore
SUSE CaaS Platform 4.0 kernel-default Ignore
SUSE CaaS Platform 4.0 kernel-source Ignore
SUSE CaaS Platform 4.0 kernel-source-azure Ignore
SUSE Enterprise Storage 5 kernel-default Ignore
SUSE Enterprise Storage 5 kernel-source Ignore
SUSE Enterprise Storage 5 kernel-source-azure Ignore
SUSE Enterprise Storage 6 kernel-default Ignore
SUSE Enterprise Storage 6 kernel-source Ignore
SUSE Enterprise Storage 6 kernel-source-azure Ignore
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12 kernel-source Ignore
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12 SP1 kernel-default Already fixed
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12 SP1 kernel-source Already fixed
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12 SP2 kernel-default Affected
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12 SP2 kernel-source Affected
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12 SP3 kernel-default Ignore
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12 SP3 kernel-source Ignore
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12 SP4 kernel-default Ignore
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12 SP4 kernel-source Ignore
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 15 kernel-default Ignore
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 15 kernel-source Ignore
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 15 SP1 kernel-default Ignore
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 15 SP1 kernel-source Ignore
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 15 SP2 kernel-default Ignore
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 15 SP2 kernel-source Ignore
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 15 SP3 kernel-source Ignore
SUSE Linux Enterprise Micro 5.0 kernel-default Ignore
SUSE Linux Enterprise Micro 5.0 kernel-rt Ignore
SUSE Linux Enterprise Module for Basesystem 15 kernel-default Ignore
SUSE Linux Enterprise Module for Basesystem 15 kernel-source Ignore
SUSE Linux Enterprise Module for Development Tools 15 kernel-default Ignore
SUSE Linux Enterprise Module for Development Tools 15 kernel-source Ignore
SUSE Linux Enterprise Module for Public Cloud 15 kernel-source-azure Ignore
SUSE Linux Enterprise Module for Public Cloud 15 SP1 kernel-source-azure Ignore
SUSE Linux Enterprise Module for Public Cloud 15 SP2 kernel-source-azure Ignore
SUSE Linux Enterprise Module for Public Cloud 15 SP3 kernel-source-azure Ignore
SUSE Linux Enterprise Point of Service 11 SP3 kernel-default Ignore
SUSE Linux Enterprise Point of Service 11 SP3 kernel-source Ignore
SUSE Linux Enterprise Point of Service Image Server 12 SP2 kernel-default Ignore
SUSE Linux Enterprise Point of Service Image Server 12 SP2 kernel-source Ignore
SUSE Linux Enterprise Real Time 12 SP4 kernel-source-rt Ignore
SUSE Linux Enterprise Real Time 15 SP1 kernel-source-rt Ignore
SUSE Linux Enterprise Real Time 15 SP2 kernel-source Ignore
SUSE Linux Enterprise Real Time 15 SP2 kernel-source-rt Ignore
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP3 kernel-source Ignore
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP3 LTSS kernel-default Ignore
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP3 LTSS kernel-source Ignore
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP3-LTSS kernel-source Ignore
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP4 kernel-source Ignore
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP4 LTSS kernel-default Ignore
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP4 LTSS kernel-source Ignore
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP4-LTSS kernel-default Ignore
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP4-LTSS kernel-source Ignore
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 kernel-source Ignore
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP1 kernel-default Already fixed
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP1 kernel-source Already fixed
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP1-LTSS kernel-default Ignore
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP1-LTSS kernel-source Ignore
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP2 kernel-default Already fixed
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP2 kernel-source Already fixed
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP2-ESPOS kernel-default Ignore
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP2-ESPOS kernel-source Ignore
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP2-LTSS kernel-default Ignore
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP2-LTSS kernel-source Ignore
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP3 kernel-default Ignore
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP3 kernel-source Ignore
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP3 kernel-source-azure Ignore
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP3-BCL kernel-default Ignore
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP3-BCL kernel-source Ignore
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP3-BCL kernel-source-azure Ignore
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP3-ESPOS kernel-default Ignore
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP3-ESPOS kernel-source Ignore
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP3-ESPOS kernel-source-azure Ignore
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP3-LTSS kernel-default Ignore
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP3-LTSS kernel-source Ignore
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP3-LTSS kernel-source-azure Ignore
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP4-ESPOS kernel-default Ignore
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP4-ESPOS kernel-source Ignore
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP4-ESPOS kernel-source-azure Ignore
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15 kernel-default Ignore
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15 kernel-source Ignore
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15 kernel-source-azure Ignore
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15 SP1-BCL kernel-source Ignore
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15 SP2-BCL kernel-source Ignore
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15 SP3-BCL kernel-source Ignore
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15-LTSS kernel-default Ignore
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15-LTSS kernel-source Ignore
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for Raspberry Pi 12 SP2 kernel-source Already fixed
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications 12 kernel-default Ignore
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications 12 kernel-source Ignore
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications 12 SP1 kernel-source Already fixed
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications 12 SP2 kernel-default Ignore
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications 12 SP2 kernel-source Ignore
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications 12 SP3 kernel-default Ignore
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications 12 SP3 kernel-source Ignore
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications 12 SP3 kernel-source-azure Ignore
SUSE Manager Proxy 4.0 kernel-default Ignore
SUSE Manager Proxy 4.0 kernel-source Ignore
SUSE Manager Proxy 4.0 kernel-source-azure Ignore
SUSE Manager Proxy 4.1 kernel-default Ignore
SUSE Manager Proxy 4.1 kernel-source Ignore
SUSE Manager Proxy 4.1 kernel-source-azure Ignore
SUSE Manager Retail Branch Server 4.0 kernel-default Ignore
SUSE Manager Retail Branch Server 4.0 kernel-source Ignore
SUSE Manager Retail Branch Server 4.0 kernel-source-azure Ignore
SUSE Manager Retail Branch Server 4.1 kernel-default Ignore
SUSE Manager Retail Branch Server 4.1 kernel-source Ignore
SUSE Manager Retail Branch Server 4.1 kernel-source-azure Ignore
SUSE Manager Server 4.0 kernel-default Ignore
SUSE Manager Server 4.0 kernel-source Ignore
SUSE Manager Server 4.0 kernel-source-azure Ignore
SUSE Manager Server 4.1 kernel-default Ignore
SUSE Manager Server 4.1 kernel-source Ignore
SUSE Manager Server 4.1 kernel-source-azure Ignore
SUSE OpenStack Cloud 7 kernel-default Ignore
SUSE OpenStack Cloud 7 kernel-source Ignore
SUSE OpenStack Cloud 8 kernel-default Ignore
SUSE OpenStack Cloud 8 kernel-source Ignore
SUSE OpenStack Cloud 8 kernel-source-azure Ignore
SUSE OpenStack Cloud 9 kernel-default Ignore
SUSE OpenStack Cloud 9 kernel-source Ignore
SUSE OpenStack Cloud 9 kernel-source-azure Ignore
SUSE OpenStack Cloud Crowbar 8 kernel-default Ignore
SUSE OpenStack Cloud Crowbar 8 kernel-source Ignore
SUSE OpenStack Cloud Crowbar 8 kernel-source-azure Ignore
SUSE OpenStack Cloud Crowbar 9 kernel-default Ignore
SUSE OpenStack Cloud Crowbar 9 kernel-source Ignore
SUSE OpenStack Cloud Crowbar 9 kernel-source-azure Ignore
SUSE Real Time Module 15 SP1 kernel-source-rt Ignore
SUSE Real Time Module 15 SP2 kernel-source-rt Ignore


SUSE Timeline for this CVE

CVE page created: Thu Jan 5 12:00:12 2017
CVE page last modified: Fri Jan 20 13:15:39 2023