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Date: Wed, 2 Mar 2016 17:55:48 -0600
From: Tyler Hicks <tyhicks@...onical.com>
To: oss-security@...ts.openwall.com
Cc: Miklos Szeredi <miklos@...redi.hu>,
	Colin Ian King <colin.king@...onical.com>, security@...ntu.com
Subject: CVE-2015-1339: Linux Kernel: memory exhaustion via CUSE driver

Colin Ian King discovered a kernel memory leak in the CUSE driver using
stress-ng. A local denial of service, via memory exhaustion, is possible
if the attacker has sufficient privileges to repeatedly open /dev/cuse
for reading.

In Ubuntu, /dev/cuse is only readable by root so this flaw was deemed to
have a very low impact. I'm unsure of the default permissions in other
distributions.

CVE-2015-1339 was assigned to the issue.

Introduced in 4.2: https://git.kernel.org/linus/cc080e9e9be16ccf26135d366d7d2b65209f1d56
Fixed in 4.4: https://git.kernel.org/linus/2c5816b4beccc8ba709144539f6fdd764f8fa49c

Tyler

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