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HistoryDec 20, 2016 - 12:00 a.m.

Linux kernel vulnerabilities

2016-12-2000:00:00
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51

7.9 High

AI Score

Confidence

High

0.736 High

EPSS

Percentile

98.1%

Releases

  • Ubuntu 16.10

Packages

  • linux - Linux kernel

Details

CAI Qian discovered that shared bind mounts in a mount namespace
exponentially added entries without restriction to the Linux kernel’s mount
table. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system
crash). (CVE-2016-6213)

It was discovered that the KVM implementation for x86/x86_64 in the Linux
kernel could dereference a null pointer. An attacker in a guest virtual
machine could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash) in the
KVM host. (CVE-2016-8630)

Eyal Itkin discovered that the IP over IEEE 1394 (FireWire) implementation
in the Linux kernel contained a buffer overflow when handling fragmented
packets. A remote attacker could use this to possibly execute arbitrary
code with administrative privileges. (CVE-2016-8633)

Marco Grassi discovered that the TCP implementation in the Linux kernel
mishandles socket buffer (skb) truncation. A local attacker could use this
to cause a denial of service (system crash). (CVE-2016-8645)

It was discovered that the keyring implementation in the Linux kernel
improperly handled crypto registration in conjunction with successful key-
type registration. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of
service (system crash). (CVE-2016-9313)

Andrey Konovalov discovered that the SCTP implementation in the Linux
kernel improperly handled validation of incoming data. A remote attacker
could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash). (CVE-2016-9555)