Linux Kernel IPv6 Router Adverstisement Packets code

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A vulnerability, which was classified as problematic, has been found in Linux Kernel (Operating System) (the affected version is unknown). Affected by this issue is an unknown code of the component IPv6. The manipulation as part of a Router Adverstisement Packets leads to a code vulnerability. Using CWE to declare the problem leads to CWE-17. Impacted is availability.

The weakness was released 04/06/2015 as Bug 1203712 as confirmed bug report (Bugzilla). The advisory is available at This vulnerability is handled as CVE-2015-2922 since 04/04/2015. The exploitation is known to be easy. The attack needs to be initiated within the local network. No form of authentication is required for exploitation. The technical details are unknown and an exploit is not available.

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 83177 (Ubuntu 12.04 LTS : linux vulnerability (USN-2585-1)), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family Ubuntu Local Security Checks. The commercial vulnerability scanner Qualys is able to test this issue with plugin 155256 (Oracle Enterprise Linux Security Update for Unbreakable Enterprise kernel (ELSA-2015-3050)).

Applying a patch is able to eliminate this problem. The bugfix is ready for download at

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at X-Force (102058) and Tenable (83177). Entry connected to this vulnerability is available at 91466.






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CPE 2.3info

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Class: Code
ATT&CK: Unknown

Local: No
Remote: Partially

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Status: Unproven

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Nessus ID: 83177
Nessus Name: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS : linux vulnerability (USN-2585-1)
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OpenVAS ID: 703237
OpenVAS Name: Debian Security Advisory DSA 3237-1 (linux - security update)
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Patch: 6fd99094de2b83d1d4c8457f2c83483b2828e75a


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Advisory: Bug 1203712
Status: Confirmed
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CVE: CVE-2015-2922 (🔍)

X-Force: 102058 - Linux Kernel IPv6 network denial of service
SecurityTracker: 1032417 - Linux Kernel IPv6 ndisc_router_discovery() Bug Lets Remote Users Deny Service
Vulnerability Center: 50402 - Linux kernel before 3.19.6 Remote DoS via a Small hop_limit Value in a Router Advertisement (RA) Message, Low
SecurityFocus: 74315 - Linux Kernel CVE-2015-2922 Denial of Service Vulnerability

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Created: 04/08/2015 10:39 AM
Updated: 05/02/2022 07:50 PM
Changes: 04/08/2015 10:39 AM (80), 06/30/2017 05:42 AM (4), 05/02/2022 07:43 PM (4), 05/02/2022 07:50 PM (1)
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