ID CVE-2016-6213
Summary fs/namespace.c in the Linux kernel before 4.9 does not restrict how many mounts may exist in a mount namespace, which allows local users to cause a denial of service (memory consumption and deadlock) via MS_BIND mount system calls, as demonstrated by a loop that triggers exponential growth in the number of mounts.
References
Vulnerable Configurations
  • Linux Kernel 4.8.15
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:4.8.15
CVSS
Base: 4.7 (as of 28-12-2016 - 09:39)
Impact:
Exploitability:
CWE CWE-400
CAPEC
  • XML Ping of the Death
    An attacker initiates a resource depletion attack where a large number of small XML messages are delivered at a sufficiently rapid rate to cause a denial of service or crash of the target. Transactions such as repetitive SOAP transactions can deplete resources faster than a simple flooding attack because of the additional resources used by the SOAP protocol and the resources necessary to process SOAP messages. The transactions used are immaterial as long as they cause resource utilization on the target. In other words, this is a normal flooding attack augmented by using messages that will require extra processing on the target.
  • XML Entity Expansion
    An attacker submits an XML document to a target application where the XML document uses nested entity expansion to produce an excessively large output XML. XML allows the definition of macro-like structures that can be used to simplify the creation of complex structures. However, this capability can be abused to create excessive demands on a processor's CPU and memory. A small number of nested expansions can result in an exponential growth in demands on memory.
  • Inducing Account Lockout
    An attacker leverages the security functionality of the system aimed at thwarting potential attacks to launch a denial of service attack against a legitimate system user. Many systems, for instance, implement a password throttling mechanism that locks an account after a certain number of incorrect log in attempts. An attacker can leverage this throttling mechanism to lock a legitimate user out of their own account. The weakness that is being leveraged by an attacker is the very security feature that has been put in place to counteract attacks.
  • Violating Implicit Assumptions Regarding XML Content (aka XML Denial of Service (XDoS))
    XML Denial of Service (XDoS) can be applied to any technology that utilizes XML data. This is, of course, most distributed systems technology including Java, .Net, databases, and so on. XDoS is most closely associated with web services, SOAP, and Rest, because remote service requesters can post malicious XML payloads to the service provider designed to exhaust the service provider's memory, CPU, and/or disk space. The main weakness in XDoS is that the service provider generally must inspect, parse, and validate the XML messages to determine routing, workflow, security considerations, and so on. It is exactly these inspection, parsing, and validation routines that XDoS targets. There are three primary attack vectors that XDoS can navigate Target CPU through recursion: attacker creates a recursive payload and sends to service provider Target memory through jumbo payloads: service provider uses DOM to parse XML. DOM creates in memory representation of XML document, but when document is very large (for example, north of 1 Gb) service provider host may exhaust memory trying to build memory objects. XML Ping of death: attack service provider with numerous small files that clog the system. All of the above attacks exploit the loosely coupled nature of web services, where the service provider has little to no control over the service requester and any messages the service requester sends.
Access
VectorComplexityAuthentication
LOCAL MEDIUM NONE
Impact
ConfidentialityIntegrityAvailability
NONE NONE COMPLETE
nessus via4
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    description 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). Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-12-01
    plugin id 95999
    published 2016-12-21
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    title Ubuntu 16.10 : linux vulnerabilities (USN-3162-1)
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    description USN-3160-1 fixed vulnerabilities in the Linux kernel for Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. This update provides the corresponding updates for the Linux Hardware Enablement (HWE) kernel from Ubuntu 14.04 LTS for Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. 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 a race condition existed in the procfs environ_read function in the Linux kernel, leading to an integer underflow. A local attacker could use this to expose sensitive information (kernel memory). (CVE-2016-7916). Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.
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    title Ubuntu 12.04 LTS : linux-lts-trusty vulnerabilities (USN-3160-2)
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  • NASL family Ubuntu Local Security Checks
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    description Tilman Schmidt and Sasha Levin discovered a use-after-free condition in the TTY implementation in the Linux kernel. A local attacker could use this to expose sensitive information (kernel memory). (CVE-2015-8964) It was discovered that the Video For Linux Two (v4l2) implementation in the Linux kernel did not properly handle multiple planes when processing a VIDIOC_DQBUF ioctl(). A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2016-4568) 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) 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). Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.
    last seen 2019-02-21
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    title Ubuntu 16.04 LTS : linux vulnerabilities (USN-3161-1)
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    title Oracle Linux 7 : kernel (ELSA-2017-1842-1) (Stack Clash)
  • NASL family Ubuntu Local Security Checks
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    description Tilman Schmidt and Sasha Levin discovered a use-after-free condition in the TTY implementation in the Linux kernel. A local attacker could use this to expose sensitive information (kernel memory). (CVE-2015-8964) It was discovered that the Video For Linux Two (v4l2) implementation in the Linux kernel did not properly handle multiple planes when processing a VIDIOC_DQBUF ioctl(). A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2016-4568) 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) Andreas Gruenbacher and Jan Kara discovered that the filesystem implementation in the Linux kernel did not clear the setgid bit during a setxattr call. A local attacker could use this to possibly elevate group privileges. (CVE-2016-7097) Marco Grassi discovered that the driver for Areca RAID Controllers in the Linux kernel did not properly validate control messages. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash) or possibly gain privileges. (CVE-2016-7425) 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) Daxing Guo discovered a stack-based buffer overflow in the Broadcom IEEE802.11n FullMAC driver in the Linux kernel. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash) or possibly gain privileges. (CVE-2016-8658) 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) It was discovered that the __get_user_asm_ex implementation in the Linux kernel for x86/x86_64 contained extended asm statements that were incompatible with the exception table. A local attacker could use this to gain administrative privileges. (CVE-2016-9644). Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-12-01
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    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=95998
    title Ubuntu 16.04 LTS : linux-snapdragon vulnerabilities (USN-3161-4)
  • NASL family OracleVM Local Security Checks
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    description The remote OracleVM system is missing necessary patches to address critical security updates : please see Oracle VM Security Advisory OVMSA-2017-0145 for details.
    last seen 2019-02-21
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    plugin id 102774
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    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=102774
    title OracleVM 3.4 : Unbreakable / etc (OVMSA-2017-0145) (Stack Clash)
  • NASL family Ubuntu Local Security Checks
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    description 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 a race condition existed in the procfs environ_read function in the Linux kernel, leading to an integer underflow. A local attacker could use this to expose sensitive information (kernel memory). (CVE-2016-7916). Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.
    last seen 2019-02-21
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    description An update for kernel-rt is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7. Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having a security impact of Important. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available for each vulnerability from the CVE link(s) in the References section. The kernel-rt packages provide the Real Time Linux Kernel, which enables fine-tuning for systems with extremely high determinism requirements. Security Fix(es) : * An use-after-free flaw was found in the Linux kernel which enables a race condition in the L2TPv3 IP Encapsulation feature. A local user could use this flaw to escalate their privileges or crash the system. (CVE-2016-10200, Important) * A flaw was found that can be triggered in keyring_search_iterator in keyring.c if type->match is NULL. A local user could use this flaw to crash the system or, potentially, escalate their privileges. (CVE-2017-2647, Important) * It was found that the NFSv4 server in the Linux kernel did not properly validate layout type when processing NFSv4 pNFS LAYOUTGET and GETDEVICEINFO operands. A remote attacker could use this flaw to soft-lockup the system and thus cause denial of service. (CVE-2017-8797, Important) This update also fixes multiple Moderate and Low impact security issues : * CVE-2015-8839, CVE-2015-8970, CVE-2016-9576, CVE-2016-7042, CVE-2016-7097, CVE-2016-8645, CVE-2016-9576, CVE-2016-9588, CVE-2016-9806, CVE-2016-10088, CVE-2016-10147, CVE-2017-2596, CVE-2017-2671, CVE-2017-5970, CVE-2017-6001, CVE-2017-6951, CVE-2017-7187, CVE-2017-7616, CVE-2017-7889, CVE-2017-8890, CVE-2017-9074, CVE-2017-8890, CVE-2017-9075, CVE-2017-8890, CVE-2017-9076, CVE-2017-8890, CVE-2017-9077, CVE-2017-9242, CVE-2014-7970, CVE-2014-7975, CVE-2016-6213, CVE-2016-9604, CVE-2016-9685 Documentation for these issues is available from the Release Notes document linked from the References section. Red Hat would like to thank Igor Redko (Virtuozzo) and Andrey Ryabinin (Virtuozzo) for reporting CVE-2017-2647; Igor Redko (Virtuozzo) and Vasily Averin (Virtuozzo) for reporting CVE-2015-8970; Marco Grassi for reporting CVE-2016-8645; and Dmitry Vyukov (Google Inc.) for reporting CVE-2017-2596. The CVE-2016-7042 issue was discovered by Ondrej Kozina (Red Hat); the CVE-2016-7097 issue was discovered by Andreas Gruenbacher (Red Hat) and Jan Kara (SUSE); the CVE-2016-6213 and CVE-2016-9685 issues were discovered by Qian Cai (Red Hat); and the CVE-2016-9604 issue was discovered by David Howells (Red Hat). Additional Changes : For detailed information on other changes in this release, see the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.4 Release Notes linked from the References section.
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    last seen 2019-02-21
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    title Ubuntu 14.04 LTS : linux-lts-xenial vulnerabilities (USN-3161-2)
  • NASL family Oracle Linux Local Security Checks
    NASL id ORACLELINUX_ELSA-2017-3605.NASL
    description Description of changes: kernel-uek [4.1.12-94.5.9.el7uek] - dentry name snapshots (Al Viro) [Orabug: 26630936] {CVE-2017-7533} [4.1.12-94.5.8.el7uek] - scsi: libiscsi: use kvzalloc for iscsi_pool_init (Kyle Fortin) [Orabug: 26621191] - mm: introduce kv[mz]alloc helpers (Kyle Fortin) [Orabug: 26621191] - KEYS: Disallow keyrings beginning with '.' to be joined as session keyrings (David Howells) [Orabug: 26621179] {CVE-2016-9604} {CVE-2016-9604} - l2tp: fix racy SOCK_ZAPPED flag check in l2tp_ip{,6}_bind() (Guillaume Nault) [Orabug: 26621176] {CVE-2016-10200} - mnt: Add a per mount namespace limit on the number of mounts (Eric W. Biederman) [Orabug: 26621171] {CVE-2016-6213} {CVE-2016-6213} - ipv6: fix out of bound writes in __ip6_append_data() (Eric Dumazet) [Orabug: 26621163] {CVE-2017-9242}
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-07-25
    plugin id 102572
    published 2017-08-18
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=102572
    title Oracle Linux 6 / 7 : Unbreakable Enterprise kernel (ELSA-2017-3605)
  • NASL family Oracle Linux Local Security Checks
    NASL id ORACLELINUX_ELSA-2017-3659.NASL
    description The remote Oracle Linux host is missing a security update for the Unbreakable Enterprise kernel package(s).
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-09-05
    plugin id 105247
    published 2017-12-14
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=105247
    title Oracle Linux 6 / 7 : Unbreakable Enterprise kernel (ELSA-2017-3659) (BlueBorne) (Dirty COW) (Stack Clash)
  • NASL family Ubuntu Local Security Checks
    NASL id UBUNTU_USN-3162-2.NASL
    description 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) Andreas Gruenbacher and Jan Kara discovered that the filesystem implementation in the Linux kernel did not clear the setgid bit during a setxattr call. A local attacker could use this to possibly elevate group privileges. (CVE-2016-7097) Marco Grassi discovered that the driver for Areca RAID Controllers in the Linux kernel did not properly validate control messages. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash) or possibly gain privileges. (CVE-2016-7425) 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). Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-12-01
    plugin id 96000
    published 2016-12-21
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=96000
    title Ubuntu 16.10 : linux-raspi2 vulnerabilities (USN-3162-2)
  • NASL family OracleVM Local Security Checks
    NASL id ORACLEVM_OVMSA-2018-0015.NASL
    description The remote OracleVM system is missing necessary patches to address critical security updates : please see Oracle VM Security Advisory OVMSA-2018-0015 for details.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-07-24
    plugin id 106469
    published 2018-01-30
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=106469
    title OracleVM 3.4 : Unbreakable / etc (OVMSA-2018-0015) (BlueBorne) (Meltdown) (Spectre) (Stack Clash)
  • NASL family Oracle Linux Local Security Checks
    NASL id ORACLELINUX_ELSA-2017-3609.NASL
    description The remote Oracle Linux host is missing a security update for the Unbreakable Enterprise kernel package(s).
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-07-25
    plugin id 102773
    published 2017-08-25
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=102773
    title Oracle Linux 6 / 7 : Unbreakable Enterprise kernel (ELSA-2017-3609) (Stack Clash)
  • NASL family OracleVM Local Security Checks
    NASL id ORACLEVM_OVMSA-2017-0143.NASL
    description The remote OracleVM system is missing necessary patches to address critical security updates : - dentry name snapshots (Al Viro) [Orabug: 26630936] (CVE-2017-7533) - scsi: libiscsi: use kvzalloc for iscsi_pool_init (Kyle Fortin) - mm: introduce kv[mz]alloc helpers (Kyle Fortin) [Orabug: 26621191] - KEYS: Disallow keyrings beginning with '.' to be joined as session keyrings (David Howells) [Orabug: 26621179] (CVE-2016-9604) (CVE-2016-9604) - l2tp: fix racy SOCK_ZAPPED flag check in l2tp_ip[,6]_bind (Guillaume Nault) [Orabug: 26621176] (CVE-2016-10200) - mnt: Add a per mount namespace limit on the number of mounts (Eric W. Biederman) [Orabug: 26621171] (CVE-2016-6213) (CVE-2016-6213) - ipv6: fix out of bound writes in __ip6_append_data (Eric Dumazet) [Orabug: 26621163] (CVE-2017-9242)
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-07-25
    plugin id 102573
    published 2017-08-18
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=102573
    title OracleVM 3.4 : Unbreakable / etc (OVMSA-2017-0143)
  • NASL family Oracle Linux Local Security Checks
    NASL id ORACLELINUX_ELSA-2017-1842.NASL
    description From Red Hat Security Advisory 2017:1842 : An update for kernel is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7. Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having a security impact of Important. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available for each vulnerability from the CVE link(s) in the References section. The kernel packages contain the Linux kernel, the core of any Linux operating system. Security Fix(es) : * An use-after-free flaw was found in the Linux kernel which enables a race condition in the L2TPv3 IP Encapsulation feature. A local user could use this flaw to escalate their privileges or crash the system. (CVE-2016-10200, Important) * A flaw was found that can be triggered in keyring_search_iterator in keyring.c if type->match is NULL. A local user could use this flaw to crash the system or, potentially, escalate their privileges. (CVE-2017-2647, Important) * It was found that the NFSv4 server in the Linux kernel did not properly validate layout type when processing NFSv4 pNFS LAYOUTGET and GETDEVICEINFO operands. A remote attacker could use this flaw to soft-lockup the system and thus cause denial of service. (CVE-2017-8797, Important) This update also fixes multiple Moderate and Low impact security issues : * CVE-2015-8839, CVE-2015-8970, CVE-2016-9576, CVE-2016-7042, CVE-2016-7097, CVE-2016-8645, CVE-2016-9576, CVE-2016-9588, CVE-2016-9806, CVE-2016-10088, CVE-2016-10147, CVE-2017-2596, CVE-2017-2671, CVE-2017-5970, CVE-2017-6001, CVE-2017-6951, CVE-2017-7187, CVE-2017-7616, CVE-2017-7889, CVE-2017-8890, CVE-2017-9074, CVE-2017-8890, CVE-2017-9075, CVE-2017-8890, CVE-2017-9076, CVE-2017-8890, CVE-2017-9077, CVE-2017-9242, CVE-2014-7970, CVE-2014-7975, CVE-2016-6213, CVE-2016-9604, CVE-2016-9685 Documentation for these issues is available from the Release Notes document linked from the References section. Red Hat would like to thank Igor Redko (Virtuozzo) and Andrey Ryabinin (Virtuozzo) for reporting CVE-2017-2647; Igor Redko (Virtuozzo) and Vasily Averin (Virtuozzo) for reporting CVE-2015-8970; Marco Grassi for reporting CVE-2016-8645; and Dmitry Vyukov (Google Inc.) for reporting CVE-2017-2596. The CVE-2016-7042 issue was discovered by Ondrej Kozina (Red Hat); the CVE-2016-7097 issue was discovered by Andreas Gruenbacher (Red Hat) and Jan Kara (SUSE); the CVE-2016-6213 and CVE-2016-9685 issues were discovered by Qian Cai (Red Hat); and the CVE-2016-9604 issue was discovered by David Howells (Red Hat). Additional Changes : For detailed information on other changes in this release, see the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.4 Release Notes linked from the References section.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2019-02-06
    plugin id 102281
    published 2017-08-09
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=102281
    title Oracle Linux 7 : kernel (ELSA-2017-1842) (Stack Clash)
  • NASL family Scientific Linux Local Security Checks
    NASL id SL_20170801_KERNEL_ON_SL7_X.NASL
    description Security Fix(es) : - An use-after-free flaw was found in the Linux kernel which enables a race condition in the L2TPv3 IP Encapsulation feature. A local user could use this flaw to escalate their privileges or crash the system. (CVE-2016-10200, Important) - A flaw was found that can be triggered in keyring_search_iterator in keyring.c if type->match is NULL. A local user could use this flaw to crash the system or, potentially, escalate their privileges. (CVE-2017-2647, Important) - It was found that the NFSv4 server in the Linux kernel did not properly validate layout type when processing NFSv4 pNFS LAYOUTGET and GETDEVICEINFO operands. A remote attacker could use this flaw to soft- lockup the system and thus cause denial of service. (CVE-2017-8797, Important) This update also fixes multiple Moderate and Low impact security issues : - CVE-2015-8839, CVE-2015-8970, CVE-2016-9576, CVE-2016-7042, CVE-2016-7097, CVE-2016-8645, CVE-2016-9576, CVE-2016-9588, CVE-2016-9806, CVE-2016-10088, CVE-2016-10147, CVE-2017-2596, CVE-2017-2671, CVE-2017-5970, CVE-2017-6001, CVE-2017-6951, CVE-2017-7187, CVE-2017-7616, CVE-2017-7889, CVE-2017-8890, CVE-2017-9074, CVE-2017-8890, CVE-2017-9075, CVE-2017-8890, CVE-2017-9076, CVE-2017-8890, CVE-2017-9077, CVE-2017-9242, CVE-2014-7970, CVE-2014-7975, CVE-2016-6213, CVE-2016-9604, CVE-2016-9685
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-12-27
    plugin id 102645
    published 2017-08-22
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=102645
    title Scientific Linux Security Update : kernel on SL7.x x86_64
redhat via4
advisories
  • rhsa
    id RHSA-2017:1842
  • rhsa
    id RHSA-2017:2077
rpms
  • kernel-0:3.10.0-693.el7
  • kernel-abi-whitelists-0:3.10.0-693.el7
  • kernel-bootwrapper-0:3.10.0-693.el7
  • kernel-debug-0:3.10.0-693.el7
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  • kernel-devel-0:3.10.0-693.el7
  • kernel-doc-0:3.10.0-693.el7
  • kernel-headers-0:3.10.0-693.el7
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  • kernel-kdump-devel-0:3.10.0-693.el7
  • kernel-tools-0:3.10.0-693.el7
  • kernel-tools-libs-0:3.10.0-693.el7
  • kernel-tools-libs-devel-0:3.10.0-693.el7
  • perf-0:3.10.0-693.el7
  • python-perf-0:3.10.0-693.el7
  • kernel-rt-0:3.10.0-693.rt56.617.el7
  • kernel-rt-debug-0:3.10.0-693.rt56.617.el7
  • kernel-rt-debug-devel-0:3.10.0-693.rt56.617.el7
  • kernel-rt-debug-kvm-0:3.10.0-693.rt56.617.el7
  • kernel-rt-devel-0:3.10.0-693.rt56.617.el7
  • kernel-rt-doc-0:3.10.0-693.rt56.617.el7
  • kernel-rt-kvm-0:3.10.0-693.rt56.617.el7
  • kernel-rt-trace-0:3.10.0-693.rt56.617.el7
  • kernel-rt-trace-devel-0:3.10.0-693.rt56.617.el7
  • kernel-rt-trace-kvm-0:3.10.0-693.rt56.617.el7
refmap via4
bid 91754
confirm
mlist [oss-security] 20160713 Re: cve request: local DoS by overflowing kernel mount table using shared bind mount
Last major update 30-12-2016 - 21:59
Published 28-12-2016 - 02:59
Last modified 04-01-2018 - 21:31
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