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CVE-2017-18509

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Overview

An issue was discovered in net/ipv6/ip6mr.c in the Linux kernel before 4.11. By setting a specific socket option, an attacker can control a pointer in kernel land and cause an inet_csk_listen_stop general protection fault, or potentially execute arbitrary code under certain circumstances. The issue can be triggered as root (e.g., inside a default LXC container or with the CAP_NET_ADMIN capability) or after namespace unsharing. This occurs because sk_type and protocol are not checked in the appropriate part of the ip6_mroute_* functions. NOTE: this affects Linux distributions that use 4.9.x longterm kernels before 4.9.187.

Related Files

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-4145-1
Posted Oct 1, 2019
Authored by Ubuntu | Site security.ubuntu.com

Ubuntu Security Notice 4145-1 - It was discovered that a race condition existed in the GFS2 file system in the Linux kernel. A local attacker could possibly use this to cause a denial of service. It was discovered that the IPv6 implementation in the Linux kernel did not properly validate socket options in some situations. A local attacker 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-2016-10905, CVE-2017-18509, CVE-2018-20961, CVE-2018-20976, CVE-2019-0136, CVE-2019-10207, CVE-2019-11487, CVE-2019-13631, CVE-2019-15211, CVE-2019-15215, CVE-2019-15926
MD5 | ea50ef6fe5c28f797b35ddfa61c716dc
Slackware Security Advisory - Slackware 14.2 kernel Updates
Posted Aug 14, 2019
Authored by Slackware Security Team | Site slackware.com

Slackware Security Advisory - New kernel packages are available for Slackware 14.2 to fix security issues.

tags | advisory, kernel
systems | linux, slackware
advisories | CVE-2017-18509, CVE-2018-20856, CVE-2019-10207, CVE-2019-1125, CVE-2019-13631, CVE-2019-13648, CVE-2019-14283, CVE-2019-14284
MD5 | daa3ad79be18eef89b1ffad6c631278e
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