[security-announce] Security Update: linux kernel: CVE-2016-5195 (Dirty COW)

Sona Sarmadi sona.sarmadi at enea.com
Mon Oct 24 17:56:18 CEST 2016

		Enea Linux Security Advisory

Product/package: Enea Linux 6.0:
		(linux-yocto 4.4, linux-ls1_3.12 & linux-qoriq_3.12)
Severity: High
Architecture: All
CVE Name: CVE-2016-5195

This security update fixes privilege escalation via MAP_PRIVATE COW
breakage in linux kernel.

A race condition was found in the way Linux kernel's memory subsystem
handled breakage of the read only private mappings COW situation on
write access.

An unprivileged local user could use this flaw to gain
write access to otherwise read only memory mappings and thus increase
their privileges on the system.


Reference to the upstream fix:
4.4 kernel:

3.12 kernel:

Correction for Enea Linux
Kernel 3.12: PPC:

Kernel 3.12:ARM:

linux-yocto: QEMU x86/arm/ppc:

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 the Enea Linux 6.0 standard,
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.

For gerneral security refer to Enea Linux Security page:

For the CVEs fixed at Enea Linux releases see CVE list:

For custom packages/releases please use the Support Channel:

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

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