VDB-94698 · CVE-2016-9755 · BID 94626

Linux Kernel up to 4.8 Netfilter Subsystem nf_conntrack_reasm.c IPv6 Fragments out-of-bounds write

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A vulnerability classified as critical has been found in Linux Kernel up to 4.8 (Operating System). Affected is some unknown functionality of the file net/ipv6/netfilter/nf_conntrack_reasm.c of the component Netfilter Subsystem. The manipulation as part of a IPv6 Fragments leads to a out-of-bounds write vulnerability. CWE is classifying the issue as CWE-787. The product writes data past the end, or before the beginning, of the intended buffer. This is going to have an impact on confidentiality, integrity, and availability. CVE summarizes:

The netfilter subsystem in the Linux kernel before 4.9 mishandles IPv6 reassembly, which allows local users to cause a denial of service (integer overflow, out-of-bounds write, and GPF) or possibly have unspecified other impact via a crafted application that makes socket, connect, and writev system calls, related to net/ipv6/netfilter/nf_conntrack_reasm.c and net/ipv6/netfilter/nf_defrag_ipv6_hooks.c.

The bug was discovered 12/28/2016. The weakness was presented 12/28/2016 (Website). The advisory is available at git.kernel.org. This vulnerability is traded as CVE-2016-9755 since 12/01/2016. Local access is required to approach this attack. A authentication is required for exploitation. Technical details are known, but there is no available exploit.

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 95685 (Fedora 25 : kernel (2016-bbe98c341c)), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family Fedora Local Security Checks and running in the context l. The commercial vulnerability scanner Qualys is able to test this issue with plugin 276307 (Fedora Security Update for kernel (FEDORA-2016-bbe98c341c)).

Upgrading to version 4.9 eliminates this vulnerability. A possible mitigation has been published even before and not after the disclosure of the vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the vulnerability database at Tenable (95685).







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Class: Out-of-bounds write
CWE: CWE-787 / CWE-119

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Nessus ID: 95685
Nessus Name: Fedora 25 : kernel (2016-bbe98c341c)
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OpenVAS ID: 55807
OpenVAS Name: Fedora Update for kernel FEDORA-2016-5ec2475e3f
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Recommended: Upgrade
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Upgrade: Kernel 4.9
Patch: git.kernel.org


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Vendor: kernel.org

Advisory: FEDORA-2016-bbe98c341c
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CVE: CVE-2016-9755 (🔍)
SecurityFocus: 94626 - Linux Kernel CVE-2016-9755 Out of Bounds Write Security Vulnerability


Created: 12/28/2016 04:10 PM
Updated: 10/12/2022 07:41 PM
Changes: 12/28/2016 04:10 PM (77), 07/20/2019 09:20 AM (6), 10/12/2022 07:34 PM (4), 10/12/2022 07:41 PM (1)
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