CVE-2015-8215

2015-11-16T00:00:00
ID UB:CVE-2015-8215
Type ubuntucve
Reporter ubuntu.com
Modified 2015-11-16T00:00:00

Description

net/ipv6/addrconf.c in the IPv6 stack in the Linux kernel before 4.0 does not validate attempted changes to the MTU value, which allows context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service (packet loss) via a value that is (1) smaller than the minimum compliant value or (2) larger than the MTU of an interface, as demonstrated by a Router Advertisement (RA) message that is not validated by a daemon, a different vulnerability than CVE-2015-0272. NOTE: the scope of CVE-2015-0272 is limited to the NetworkManager product.

Bugs

  • <https://launchpad.net/bugs/1517957>

Notes

Author| Note
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jdstrand | android kernels (flo, goldfish, grouper, maguro, mako and manta) are not supported on the Ubuntu Touch 14.10 and earlier preview kernels linux-lts-saucy no longer receives official support linux-lts-quantal no longer receives official support