Bug 1403842 (CVE-2016-6786, CVE-2016-6787) - CVE-2016-6786 CVE-2016-6787 kernel: Possible privilege escalation due to lack of locking around changing event->ctx
Summary: CVE-2016-6786 CVE-2016-6787 kernel: Possible privilege escalation due to lack...
Alias: CVE-2016-6786, CVE-2016-6787
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Red Hat Product Security
QA Contact:
Whiteboard: impact=moderate,public=20150204,repor...
Keywords: Security
Depends On: 1209607 1265262 1291071
Blocks: 1403845
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Reported: 2016-12-12 13:30 UTC by Adam Mariš
Modified: 2019-06-08 21:39 UTC (History)
35 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2016-12-23 14:55:12 UTC

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Description Adam Mariš 2016-12-12 13:30:08 UTC
Possible privilege escalation issue due to lack of mutex locking around places where perf_event::ctx is being changed.

Upstream patch:


Comment 3 Vladis Dronov 2016-12-23 14:55:12 UTC

This issue does not affect the Linux kernel packages as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5, 6, 7 and Red Hat Enterprise MRG-2 as the flaw was already fixed in the products listed.

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