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Category:   OS (Linux)  >   Linux Kernel Vendors:   kernel.org
Linux Kernel SCTP Race Condition Lets Local Users Cause a Kernel Panic
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1033169
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1033169
CVE Reference:   CVE-2015-3212   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Aug 1 2015
Impact:   Denial of service via local system
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  

Description:   A vulnerability was reported in the Linux Kernel. A local user can cause denial of service conditions on the target system.

A local user can exploit a race condition in the automatic list handling of dynamic multi-homed SCTP connections to trigger a kernel panic.

Ji Jianwen of Red Hat Engineering reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A local user can cause the target system to crash.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a source code fix, available at:

https://git.kernel.org/linus/2d45a02d0166caf2627fe91897c6ffc3b19514c4

Vendor URL:  www.kernel.org/ (Links to External Site)
Cause:   State error

Message History:   This archive entry has one or more follow-up message(s) listed below.
Aug 18 2015 (Ubuntu Issues Fix) Linux Kernel SCTP Race Condition Lets Local Users Cause a Kernel Panic
Ubuntu has issued a fix for Ubuntu 14.04 LTS.
Aug 18 2015 (Ubuntu Issues Fix) Linux Kernel SCTP Race Condition Lets Local Users Cause a Kernel Panic
Ubuntu has issued a fix for Ubuntu 15.04.
Sep 16 2015 (Red Hat Issues Fix) Linux Kernel SCTP Race Condition Lets Local Users Cause a Kernel Panic
Red Hat has issued a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.
Sep 16 2015 (Red Hat Issues Fix) Linux Kernel SCTP Race Condition Lets Local Users Cause a Kernel Panic
Red Hat has issued a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux Realtime 7.
Sep 16 2015 (Red Hat Issues Fix) Linux Kernel SCTP Race Condition Lets Local Users Cause a Kernel Panic
Red Hat has issued a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.
Sep 16 2015 (Oracle Issues Fix for Oracle Linux) Linux Kernel SCTP Race Condition Lets Local Users Cause a Kernel Panic
Oracle has issued a fix for Oracle Linux 7.
Sep 16 2015 (Oracle Issues Fix for Oracle Linux) Linux Kernel SCTP Race Condition Lets Local Users Cause a Kernel Panic
Oracle has issued a fix for Oracle Linux Unbreakable 6 and 7.
Sep 16 2015 (CentOS Issues Fix) Linux Kernel SCTP Race Condition Lets Local Users Cause a Kernel Panic
CentOS has issued a fix for CentOS Linux 7.
Nov 13 2015 (Oracle Issues Fix for Oracle Linux) Linux Kernel SCTP Race Condition Lets Local Users Cause a Kernel Panic
Oracle has issued a fix for Oracle Linux 6 and 7.



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