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FreeBSD -- Linux compatibility layer incorrect futex handling

Affected packages
10.2 <= FreeBSD-kernel < 10.2_9
10.1 <= FreeBSD-kernel < 10.1_26
9.3 <= FreeBSD-kernel < 9.3_33


VuXML ID 793fb19c-600a-11e6-a6c3-14dae9d210b8
Discovery 2016-01-14
Entry 2016-08-11

Problem Description:

A programming error in the handling of Linux futex robust lists may result in incorrect memory locations being accessed.


It is possible for a local attacker to read portions of kernel memory, which may result in a privilege escalation.


CVE Name CVE-2016-1880
FreeBSD Advisory SA-16:03.linux