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Race-condition vulnerability in net/packet/af_packet.c in Linux Kernel (Oracle Linux)

ID: oval:org.secpod.oval:def:38256Date: (C)2016-12-08   (M)2018-01-05
Class: VULNERABILITYFamily: unix




A race condition issue leading to a use-after-free flaw was found in the way the raw packet sockets implementation in the Linux kernel networking subsystem handled synchronization while creating the TPACKET_V3 ring buffer. A local user able to open a raw packet socket (requires the CAP_NET_RAW capability) could use this flaw to elevate their privileges on the system.

Platform:
Oracle Linux 7
Product:
kernel
Reference:
CVE-2016-8655
CVE    1
CVE-2016-8655
CPE    2
cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel
cpe:/o:oracle:linux:7

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