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CVE-2017-6214

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Overview

The tcp_splice_read function in net/ipv4/tcp.c in the Linux kernel before 4.9.11 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (infinite loop and soft lockup) via vectors involving a TCP packet with the URG flag.

Related Files

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3422-2
Posted Sep 19, 2017
Authored by Ubuntu | Site security.ubuntu.com

Ubuntu Security Notice 3422-2 - USN-3422-1 fixed vulnerabilities in the Linux kernel for Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. This update provides the corresponding updates for the Linux Hardware Enablement kernel from Ubuntu 14.04 LTS for Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. It was discovered that a buffer overflow existed in the Bluetooth stack of the Linux kernel when handling L2CAP configuration responses. A physically proximate attacker could use this to cause a denial of service. Various other issues were also addressed.

tags | advisory, denial of service, overflow, kernel, vulnerability
systems | linux, ubuntu
advisories | CVE-2016-10044, CVE-2016-10200, CVE-2016-7097, CVE-2016-8650, CVE-2016-9083, CVE-2016-9084, CVE-2016-9178, CVE-2016-9191, CVE-2016-9604, CVE-2016-9754, CVE-2017-1000251, CVE-2017-5970, CVE-2017-6214, CVE-2017-6346, CVE-2017-6951, CVE-2017-7187, CVE-2017-7472, CVE-2017-7541
SHA-256 | e27780348a8f8c6fe548f4fc823a3618d213ad1642631507a915d8fe3daa444c
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3422-1
Posted Sep 19, 2017
Authored by Ubuntu | Site security.ubuntu.com

Ubuntu Security Notice 3422-1 - It was discovered that a buffer overflow existed in the Bluetooth stack of the Linux kernel when handling L2CAP configuration responses. A physically proximate attacker could use this to cause a denial of service. It was discovered that the asynchronous I/O subsystem of the Linux kernel did not properly set permissions on aio memory mappings in some situations. An attacker could use this to more easily exploit other vulnerabilities. Various other issues were also addressed.

tags | advisory, denial of service, overflow, kernel, vulnerability
systems | linux, ubuntu
advisories | CVE-2016-10044, CVE-2016-10200, CVE-2016-7097, CVE-2016-8650, CVE-2016-9083, CVE-2016-9084, CVE-2016-9178, CVE-2016-9191, CVE-2016-9604, CVE-2016-9754, CVE-2017-1000251, CVE-2017-5970, CVE-2017-6214, CVE-2017-6346, CVE-2017-6951, CVE-2017-7187, CVE-2017-7472, CVE-2017-7541
SHA-256 | 59a73826987ffa71daea232f292915ef55c02017c0d971591db5164b7d4e6e9d
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
SHA-256 | a02dd5836ffae854b87f99a0c65d15d6c8e6dd7ae37fde2f48b13dc8494472d6
Red Hat Security Advisory 2017-1615-01
Posted Jun 28, 2017
Authored by Red Hat | Site access.redhat.com

Red Hat Security Advisory 2017-1615-01 - The kernel packages contain the Linux kernel, the core of any Linux operating system. Security Fix: A flaw was found in the way Linux kernel allocates heap memory to build the scattergather list from a fragment list->frag_list) in the socket buffer. The heap overflow occurred if 'MAX_SKB_FRAGS + 1' parameter and 'NETIF_F_FRAGLIST' feature were used together. A remote user or process could use this flaw to potentially escalate their privilege on a system.

tags | advisory, remote, overflow, kernel
systems | linux, redhat
advisories | CVE-2017-2583, CVE-2017-6214, CVE-2017-7477, CVE-2017-7645, CVE-2017-7895
SHA-256 | f1988095293b1d64049e46bd41403517aff425f5b6ac9160c3403479e585fd90
Red Hat Security Advisory 2017-1616-01
Posted Jun 28, 2017
Authored by Red Hat | Site access.redhat.com

Red Hat Security Advisory 2017-1616-01 - The kernel-rt packages provide the Real Time Linux Kernel, which enables fine-tuning for systems with extremely high determinism requirements. Security Fix: A flaw was found in the way memory was being allocated on the stack for user space binaries. If heap and stack memory regions were adjacent to each other, an attacker could use this flaw to jump over the stack guard gap, cause controlled memory corruption on process stack or the adjacent memory region, and thus increase their privileges on the system. This is a kernel-side mitigation which increases the stack guard gap size from one page to 1 MiB to make successful exploitation of this issue more difficult.

tags | advisory, kernel
systems | linux, redhat
advisories | CVE-2017-1000364, CVE-2017-2583, CVE-2017-6214, CVE-2017-7477, CVE-2017-7645, CVE-2017-7895
SHA-256 | 8aecb00d2b9667bdf5d8c27595fddfad109f0a2bfd6bc403167c8298e434ebc5
Red Hat Security Advisory 2017-1647-01
Posted Jun 28, 2017
Authored by Red Hat | Site access.redhat.com

Red Hat Security Advisory 2017-1647-01 - The kernel-rt packages provide the Real Time Linux Kernel, which enables fine-tuning for systems with extremely high determinism requirements. Security Fix: A flaw was found in the way memory was being allocated on the stack for user space binaries. If heap and stack memory regions were adjacent to each other, an attacker could use this flaw to jump over the stack guard gap, cause controlled memory corruption on process stack or the adjacent memory region, and thus increase their privileges on the system. This is a kernel-side mitigation which increases the stack guard gap size from one page to 1 MiB to make successful exploitation of this issue more difficult.

tags | advisory, kernel
systems | linux, redhat
advisories | CVE-2017-1000364, CVE-2017-6214, CVE-2017-7645, CVE-2017-7895
SHA-256 | 4df02e3c6dd354591d13a86f53c57cd626f1477f6715af4f1d6dffe22a92ba18
Red Hat Security Advisory 2017-1372-01
Posted May 31, 2017
Authored by Red Hat | Site access.redhat.com

Red Hat Security Advisory 2017-1372-01 - The kernel packages contain the Linux kernel, the core of any Linux operating system. Security Fix: A flaw was found in the Linux kernel's handling of packets with the URG flag. Applications using the splice() and tcp_splice_read() functionality can allow a remote attacker to force the kernel to enter a condition in which it can loop indefinitely.

tags | advisory, remote, kernel
systems | linux, redhat
advisories | CVE-2017-6214
SHA-256 | 1048de110dd6490790a9aa7f54f6a7a37704f3ff959dd20b4aa404be8f5cd3e9
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3265-1
Posted Apr 25, 2017
Authored by Ubuntu | Site security.ubuntu.com

Ubuntu Security Notice 3265-1 - It was discovered that a use-after-free flaw existed in the filesystem encryption subsystem in the Linux kernel. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service. Andrey Konovalov discovered an out-of-bounds access in the IPv6 Generic Routing Encapsulation tunneling implementation in the Linux kernel. An attacker could use this to possibly expose sensitive information. Various other issues were also addressed.

tags | advisory, denial of service, kernel, local
systems | linux, ubuntu
advisories | CVE-2017-5669, CVE-2017-5897, CVE-2017-5970, CVE-2017-5986, CVE-2017-6214, CVE-2017-6345, CVE-2017-6346, CVE-2017-6347, CVE-2017-6348, CVE-2017-7374
SHA-256 | 458544e325eb238c58004371dbe9356a95171c61c3dbdaeb26265ab61d0a46c5
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3265-2
Posted Apr 25, 2017
Authored by Ubuntu | Site security.ubuntu.com

Ubuntu Security Notice 3265-2 - USN-3265-1 fixed vulnerabilities in the Linux kernel for Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. This update provides the corresponding updates for the Linux Hardware Enablement kernel from Ubuntu 16.04 LTS for Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. It was discovered that a use-after-free flaw existed in the filesystem encryption subsystem in the Linux kernel. 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-2017-5669, CVE-2017-5897, CVE-2017-5970, CVE-2017-5986, CVE-2017-6214, CVE-2017-6345, CVE-2017-6346, CVE-2017-6347, CVE-2017-6348, CVE-2017-7374
SHA-256 | 0c9967de91275097ac2b964a5f5f15ab25ba17e3a65406a24207ac40379c8d83
Debian Security Advisory 3804-1
Posted Mar 9, 2017
Authored by Debian | Site debian.org

Debian Linux Security Advisory 3804-1 - Several vulnerabilities have been discovered in the Linux kernel that may lead to a privilege escalation, denial of service or have other impacts.

tags | advisory, denial of service, kernel, vulnerability
systems | linux, debian
advisories | CVE-2016-9588, CVE-2017-2636, CVE-2017-5669, CVE-2017-5986, CVE-2017-6214, CVE-2017-6345, CVE-2017-6346, CVE-2017-6348, CVE-2017-6353
SHA-256 | bf34aecaa99f3953f3e5e8b357bd78ef352fb22bbd9d30a1d3a1d766d7f7d9f9
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