[security-announce] Security Update: linux-yocto 4.x: CVE-2016-5829

Sona Sarmadi sona.sarmadi at enea.com
Fri Jul 29 09:24:38 CEST 2016

	Enea Linux Security Advisory

Product/package: EL 6.0: kernel (linux-yocto 4.x)
Severity: Medium
Architecture: qemuarm, qemuppc, qemux86
CVE Name: CVE-2016-5829
This security update fixes a heap-based buffer overflow vulnerability
in the Linux kernel's hiddev driver. This flaw could allow a local
attacker to corrupt kernel memory, possible privilege escalation or
crashing the system.

Multiple heap-based buffer overflows in the hiddev_ioctl_usage function
in drivers/hid/usbhid/hiddev.c in the Linux kernel through 4.6.3 allow
local users to cause a denial of service or possibly have unspecified
other impact via a crafted (1) HIDIOCGUSAGES or (2) HIDIOCSUSAGES ioctl


Reference to the upstream fixes:

Correction for Enea Linux

How to get the latest patches
- If you have already cloned needed repositories, update it to get new
security patches.

cd Enea-Linux-6.0
$ repo sync

- If you have not yet cloned needed repositories, do it as described
below. (Security patches are fetched implicitly when cloning the repos).

Use repo tool to download the source for Enea Linux, follow the steps below:
1. Make sure that the repo tool is installed. If not, follow the
instructions below:

$ curl https://storage.googleapis.com/git-repo-downloads/repo >
$ chmod a+x ~/bin/repo

The instruction assumes that ~/bin exists and is included in the PATH

2.Use the repo tool to download the source:
$ mkdir Enea-Linux-6.0
$ cd Enea-Linux-6.0
$ repo init \
-u git://git.enea.com/linux/el_manifests-standard.git \
-b krogoth\
-m <manifest file>
$ repo sync

The parameter <manifest file> depends on the target:
P2041RDB: p2041rdb/default.xml
LS1021a-IoT: ls1021aiot/default.xml
QEMUARM: qemuarm/default.xml
QEMUPCC: qemuppc/default.xml
QEMUX86: qemux86/default.xml

If you have any questions regarding the security patches and security
updates please contact security at enea.com.

Enea Security Team
Sona Sarmadi
Mobile: +46 70 971 4475

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