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CVE-2016-9755

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Overview

The netfilter subsystem in the Linux kernel before 4.9 mishandles IPv6 reassembly, which allows local users to cause a denial of service (integer overflow, out-of-bounds write, and GPF) or possibly have unspecified other impact via a crafted application that makes socket, connect, and writev system calls, related to net/ipv6/netfilter/nf_conntrack_reasm.c and net/ipv6/netfilter/nf_defrag_ipv6_hooks.c.

Related Files

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3361-1
Posted Jul 21, 2017
Authored by Ubuntu | Site security.ubuntu.com

Ubuntu Security Notice 3361-1 - USN-3358-1 fixed vulnerabilities in the Linux kernel for Ubuntu 17.04. This update provides the corresponding updates for the Linux Hardware Enablement kernel from Ubuntu 17.04 for Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. Please note that this update changes the Linux HWE kernel to the 4.10 based kernel from Ubuntu 17.04, superseding the 4.8 based HWE kernel from Ubuntu 16.10. Ben Harris discovered that the Linux kernel would strip extended privilege attributes of files when performing a failed unprivileged system call. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service. Various other issues were also addressed.

tags | advisory, denial of service, kernel, local, vulnerability
systems | linux, ubuntu
advisories | CVE-2015-1350, CVE-2016-10208, CVE-2016-8405, CVE-2016-8636, CVE-2016-9083, CVE-2016-9084, CVE-2016-9191, CVE-2016-9604, CVE-2016-9755, CVE-2017-2583, CVE-2017-2584, CVE-2017-2596, CVE-2017-2618, CVE-2017-2671, CVE-2017-5546, CVE-2017-5549, CVE-2017-5550, CVE-2017-5551, CVE-2017-5576, CVE-2017-5669, CVE-2017-5897, CVE-2017-5970, CVE-2017-6001, CVE-2017-6214, CVE-2017-6345, CVE-2017-6346, CVE-2017-6347, CVE-2017-6348
MD5 | 2a81ab5a406b26495cf15b17d009be23
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3359-1
Posted Jul 20, 2017
Authored by Ubuntu | Site security.ubuntu.com

Ubuntu Security Notice 3359-1 - It was discovered that the Linux kernel did not properly initialize a Wake- on-Lan data structure. A local attacker could use this to expose sensitive information. Dmitry Vyukov, Andrey Konovalov, Florian Westphal, and Eric Dumazet discovered that the netfiler subsystem in the Linux kernel mishandled IPv6 packet reassembly. A local user could use this to cause a denial of service or possibly execute arbitrary code. Various other issues were also addressed.

tags | advisory, denial of service, arbitrary, kernel, local
systems | linux, ubuntu
advisories | CVE-2014-9900, CVE-2016-9755, CVE-2017-1000380, CVE-2017-5551, CVE-2017-5576, CVE-2017-7346, CVE-2017-7895, CVE-2017-8924, CVE-2017-8925, CVE-2017-9150, CVE-2017-9605
MD5 | ac5a8bf8e487737dba8522c164aac232
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