Linux Kernel up to 4.2.2 SCTP Socket net/sctp/protocol.c sctp_init memory corruption

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A vulnerability, which was classified as problematic, has been found in Linux Kernel up to 4.2.2 (Operating System). This issue affects the function sctp_init of the file net/sctp/protocol.c of the component SCTP Socket Handler. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a memory corruption vulnerability. Using CWE to declare the problem leads to CWE-119. The product performs operations on a memory buffer, but it can read from or write to a memory location that is outside of the intended boundary of the buffer. Impacted is availability. The summary by CVE is:

The sctp_init function in net/sctp/protocol.c in the Linux kernel before 4.2.3 has an incorrect sequence of protocol-initialization steps, which allows local users to cause a denial of service (panic or memory corruption) by creating SCTP sockets before all of the steps have finished.

The weakness was shared 10/19/2015 (Website). The advisory is shared at security-tracker.debian.org. The identification of this vulnerability is CVE-2015-5283 since 07/01/2015. An attack has to be approached locally. A simple authentication is needed for exploitation. Technical details are known, but no exploit is available.

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 86668 , which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. The commercial vulnerability scanner Qualys is able to test this issue with plugin 124484 (CentOS Security Update for kernel (CESA-2015:2152)).

Upgrading to version 4.2.3 eliminates this vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the vulnerability database at Tenable (86668).

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Class: Memory corruption
CWE: CWE-119
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Nessus ID: 86668
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OpenVAS ID: 703372
OpenVAS Name: Debian Security Advisory DSA 3372-1 (linux - security update)
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Recommended: Upgrade
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Upgrade: Kernel 4.2.3
Patch: git.kernel.org

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07/01/2015 🔍
10/14/2015 +105 days 🔍
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11/01/2015 +12 days 🔍
06/22/2022 +2425 days 🔍

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Vendor: kernel.org

Advisory: USN-2823-1
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CVE: CVE-2015-5283 (🔍)
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SecurityTracker: 1033808
Vulnerability Center: 54068 - Linux kernel <4.2.3 Local DoS due to Improper Protocol-Initialization Sequence, Medium
SecurityFocus: 77058

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Created: 10/20/2015 10:06 AM
Updated: 06/22/2022 07:17 AM
Changes: 10/20/2015 10:06 AM (68), 03/02/2018 09:44 AM (2), 06/22/2022 07:12 AM (5), 06/22/2022 07:17 AM (1)
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