Date: Tue, 15 Nov 2016 12:25:35 +1000 From: Wade Mealing <wmealing@...hat.com> To: oss-security@...ts.openwall.com Subject: CVE-2016-8646: linux kernel - oops in shash_async_export() Gday, Igor Redko from Virtuozzo found a vulnerability was found in the Linux kernel. An unprivileged local user could triger oops in shash_async_export() by attempting to force the in-kernel hashing algorithms into decrypting an empty data set. Not all in kernel algorithms are affected. Upstream has already fixed this issue (See upstream patch) in 4.4rc1. Thanks, Wade Mealing Red Hat Product Security Upstream discussion: https://lkml.org/lkml/2016/10/12/198 Upstream patch: https://git.kernel.org/cgit/linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux.git/commit/?id=4afa5f9617927453ac04b24b584f6c718dfb4f45 Red Hat Bugzilla: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1388821
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