Debian DSA-3616-1 : linux - security update

High Nessus Plugin ID 91927

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VPR Score: 6.7


The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.


Several vulnerabilities have been discovered in the Linux kernel that may lead to a privilege escalation, denial of service or information leaks.

- CVE-2014-9904 It was discovered that the snd_compress_check_input function used in the ALSA subsystem does not properly check for an integer overflow, allowing a local user to cause a denial of service.

- CVE-2016-5728 Pengfei Wang discovered a race condition in the MIC VOP driver that could allow a local user to obtain sensitive information from kernel memory or cause a denial of service.

- CVE-2016-5828 Cyril Bur and Michael Ellerman discovered a flaw in the handling of Transactional Memory on powerpc systems allowing a local user to cause a denial of service (kernel crash) or possibly have unspecified other impact, by starting a transaction, suspending it, and then calling any of the exec() class system calls.

- CVE-2016-5829 A heap-based buffer overflow vulnerability was found in the hiddev driver, allowing a local user to cause a denial of service or, potentially escalate their privileges.

- CVE-2016-6130 Pengfei Wang discovered a flaw in the S/390 character device drivers potentially leading to information leak with /dev/sclp.

Additionally this update fixes a regression in the ebtables facility (#828914) that was introduced in DSA-3607-1.


Upgrade the linux packages.

For the stable distribution (jessie), these problems have been fixed in version 3.16.7-ckt25-2+deb8u3.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 91927

File Name: debian_DSA-3616.nasl

Version: 2.5

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2016/07/05

Updated: 2020/09/23

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

VPR Score: 6.7

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.2

Vector: CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 7.8

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:linux, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:8.0

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Debian/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Patch Publication Date: 2016/07/04

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2016/06/27

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-9904, CVE-2016-5728, CVE-2016-5828, CVE-2016-5829, CVE-2016-6130

DSA: 3616