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CVE-2016-7117 - Use-after-free vulnerability in the Linux kernel

2023-05-0200:00:00
Broadcom Security Response
support.broadcom.com
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cve-2016-7117
remote attackers
arbitrary code
net/socket.c
linux kernel
recvmmsg system call

9.2 High

AI Score

Confidence

High

0.038 Low

EPSS

Percentile

91.9%

Use-after-free vulnerability in the __sys_recvmmsg function in net/socket.c in the Linux kernel before 4.5.2 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via vectors involving a recvmmsg system call that is mishandled during error processing.