Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 1317015
CVE-2016-2186 kernel: Kernel panic on invalid USB device descriptor (powermate driver)
Last modified: 2016-05-26 21:55:10 EDT
A flaw was found in in the Linux kernel's USB device management code which could cause a crash when a device which required powermate driver. The kernel would panic causing null pointer dereference attempting to access non existent endpoints.
This was assigned CVE-2016-2186 by Red Hat.
Name: Ralf Spenneberg (OpenSource Security)
Created kernel tracking bugs for this issue:
Affects: fedora-all [bug 1317464]
I sent a patch upstream for this. We'll see what they say.
linux-input@ patch and thread: http://marc.info/?l=linux-input&m=145797215101551&w=2 | http://www.spinics.net/lists/linux-input/msg43675.html
linux-usb@ patch and thread: http://marc.info/?l=linux-usb&m=145796479528669&w=2 | http://www.spinics.net/lists/linux-usb/msg137695.html
This issue affects the Linux kernel packages as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5, 6, 7 and MRG-2. This has been rated as having Low security impact and is not currently planned to be addressed in future updates. For additional information, refer to the Red Hat Enterprise Linux Life Cycle: https://access.redhat.com/support/policy/updates/errata/.
kernel-4.5.0-302.fc24 has been pushed to the Fedora 24 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
kernel-4.4.6-301.fc23 has been pushed to the Fedora 23 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
kernel-4.4.6-201.fc22 has been pushed to the Fedora 22 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.