This security bulletin contains one low risk vulnerability.
Exploit availability: NoDescription
The vulnerability allows a local user to perform a denial of service (DoS) attack.
The vulnerability exists due to NULL pointer dereference error in the Linux kernel’s X.25 set of standardized network protocols functionality. A local user can terminate session using a simulated Ethernet card and perform a denial of service (DoS) attack.Mitigation
Install update from vendor's website.Vulnerable software versions
Linux kernel: All versions
Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?
No. This vulnerability can be exploited locally. The attacker should have authentication credentials and successfully authenticate on the system.
Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?
No. We are not aware of malware exploiting this vulnerability.