Linux kernel vulnerabilities

2016-09-19T00:00:00
ID USN-3083-1
Type ubuntu
Reporter Ubuntu
Modified 2016-09-19T00:00:00

Description

Dmitry Vyukov discovered that the IPv6 implementation in the Linux kernel did not properly handle options data, including a use-after-free. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2016-3841)

It was discovered that a race condition existed when handling heartbeat- timeout events in the SCTP implementation of the Linux kernel. A remote attacker could use this to cause a denial of service. (CVE-2015-8767)