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[CVE-2016-6136] Double-Fetch Vulnerability in Linux-4.6/kernel/auditsc.c



I found this double-fetch vulnerability when I was doing my research on double-fetch issue analysis, and I?d like to make an announcement here. 

This was found in Linux kernel file Linux-4.6/kernel/auditsc.c, and crafted user space data change under race condition will make control strings processed as none-control strings, which could mislead the audit subsystem of Linux kernel.
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1. Affected Versions: Linux Kernel 4.6 and earlier versions.

2. Detailed description in my report to Kernel Bugzilla:  https://bugzilla.kernel.org/show_bug.cgi?id=120681

3. Patch: This has been confirmed by the maintainers and  patched in the new version:  https://github.com/linux-audit/audit-kernel/issues/18

4. CVE: The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) project has assigned the name CVE-2016-6136 to this issue. 

Kind regards
Pengfei Wang