Red Hat update for kernel



Published: 2017-04-04
Risk Low
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE-ID CVE-2016-8399
CWE-ID CWE-121
Exploitation vector Local
Public exploit N/A
Vulnerable software
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Red Hat Enterprise Linux for Power, big endian - Extended Update Support
Operating systems & Components / Operating system

Red Hat Enterprise Linux for IBM z Systems - Extended Update Support
Operating systems & Components / Operating system

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server - Extended Update Support
Operating systems & Components / Operating system

Red Hat Enterprise Linux EUS Compute Node
Operating systems & Components / Operating system

kernel (Red Hat package)
Operating systems & Components / Operating system package or component

Vendor Red Hat Inc.

Security Bulletin

This security bulletin contains one low risk vulnerability.

1) Stack-based buffer overflow

EUVDB-ID: #VU1255

Risk: Low

CVSSv3.1:

CVE-ID: CVE-2016-8399

CWE-ID: CWE-121 - Stack-based buffer overflow

Exploit availability: No

Description

The vulnerability allows a local user to cause kernel panic or escalate privileges.

The vulnerability exists due to a boundary error when crating an ICMP header. A local user can create a very short ICMP header and execute arbitrary code within the contest of the kernel.

Successful exploitation of the vulnerability may allow a local user to escalate privileges on the system.

Mitigation

Install updates from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

Red Hat Enterprise Linux for Power, big endian - Extended Update Support: 6.7

Red Hat Enterprise Linux for IBM z Systems - Extended Update Support: 6.7

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server - Extended Update Support: 6.7

kernel (Red Hat package): 2.6.32-71.7.1.el6 - 2.6.32-573.40.1.el6

Red Hat Enterprise Linux EUS Compute Node: 6.7

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CPE2.3 External links

http://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2017:0869

Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?



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