CVE-2016-5828

Priority
Description
The start_thread function in arch/powerpc/kernel/process.c in the Linux
kernel through 4.6.3 on powerpc platforms mishandles transactional state,
which allows local users to cause a denial of service (invalid process
state or TM Bad Thing exception, and system crash) or possibly have
unspecified other impact by starting and suspending a transaction before an
exec system call.
Ubuntu-Description
Cyril Bur discovered that on PowerPC platforms, the Linux kernel mishandled
transactional memory state on exec(). A local attacker could use this to
cause a denial of service (system crash) or possibly execute arbitrary
code.
Notes
jdstrandandroid kernels (flo, goldfish, grouper, maguro, mako and manta) are
not supported on the Ubuntu Touch 14.10 and earlier preview kernels
linux-lts-saucy no longer receives official support
linux-lts-quantal no longer receives official support
Package
Source: linux (LP Ubuntu Debian)
Upstream:released (4.7~rc6)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr):released (3.13.0-95.142)
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus):released (4.4.0-36.55)
Patches:
Introduced by
bc2a9408fa65195288b41751016c36fd00a75a85
Fixed by
8e96a87c5431c256feb65bcfc5aec92d9f7839b6
Package
Upstream:released (4.7~rc6)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr):DNE
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus):DNE
This package is not directly supported by the Ubuntu Security Team
Package
Upstream:released (4.7~rc6)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr):not-affected (4.4.0-1002.2)
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus):not-affected (4.4.0-1001.10)
Package
Upstream:released (4.7~rc6)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr):DNE (trusty was ignored)
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus):not-affected
Package
Upstream:released (4.7~rc6)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr):DNE
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus):not-affected (4.4.0-1003.3)
Package
Upstream:released (4.7~rc6)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr):DNE (trusty was ignored)
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus):not-affected
Package
Upstream:released (4.7~rc6)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr):DNE (trusty was ignored)
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus):DNE
Package
Upstream:released (4.7~rc6)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr):DNE
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus):not-affected (4.8.0-36.36~16.04.1)
Package
Upstream:released (4.7~rc6)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr):DNE
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus):not-affected (4.8.0-36.36~16.04.1)
Product
linux-krillin:not-affected
Package
Upstream:released (4.7~rc6)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr):DNE
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus):DNE
Package
Upstream:released (4.7~rc6)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr):DNE
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus):DNE
Package
Upstream:released (4.7~rc6)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr):DNE
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus):DNE
Package
Upstream:released (4.7~rc6)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr):DNE
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus):DNE
Patches:
This package is not directly supported by the Ubuntu Security Team
Package
Upstream:released (4.7~rc6)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr):DNE
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus):DNE
Package
Upstream:released (4.7~rc6)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr):DNE
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus):DNE
This package is not directly supported by the Ubuntu Security Team
Package
Upstream:released (4.7~rc6)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr):DNE
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus):DNE
Package
Upstream:released (4.7~rc6)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr):DNE (trusty was ignored [out of standard support])
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus):DNE
Package
Upstream:released (4.7~rc6)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr):DNE (trusty was released [3.19.0-68.76~14.04.1])
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus):DNE
Package
Upstream:released (4.7~rc6)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr):DNE (trusty was ignored [out of standard support])
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus):DNE
Package
Upstream:released (4.7~rc6)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr):released (4.4.0-36.55~14.04.1)
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus):DNE
Package
Upstream:released (4.7~rc6)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr):DNE (trusty was ignored)
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus):DNE
Package
Upstream:released (4.7~rc6)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr):DNE (trusty was ignored)
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus):not-affected
Package
Upstream:released (4.7~rc6)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr):DNE (trusty was ignored)
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus):DNE
Package
Upstream:released (4.7~rc6)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr):DNE
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus):DNE
Package
Upstream:released (4.7~rc6)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr):DNE
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus):released (4.4.0-1021.27)
Package
Upstream:released (4.7~rc6)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr):DNE
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus):released (4.4.0-1024.27)
Package
Upstream:released (4.7~rc6)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr):DNE
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus):DNE
Product
linux-vegetahd:not-affected
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Updated: 2020-03-18 22:45:45 UTC (commit 2ea7df7bd1e69e1e489978d2724a936eb3faa1b8)