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Category:   OS (Linux)  >   Linux Kernel Vendors:   kernel.org
Linux Kernel RDS Null Pointer Dereference Lets Local Users Cause Denial of Service Conditions on the Target System
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1034453
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1034453
CVE Reference:   CVE-2015-6937, CVE-2015-7990   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  Dec 30 2015
Original Entry Date:  Dec 17 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 trigger a null pointer dereference in the __rds_conn_create() function in 'net/rds/connection.c' and cause the target system to crash.

Impact:   A local user can cause the target system to crash.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a source code fix [in September 2015], available at:

http://git.kernel.org/cgit/linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux.git/commit/?id=74e98eb085889b0d2d4908f59f6e00026063014f

[Editor's note: The above fix was incomplete. The incomplete fix was assigned CVE-2015-7990.]

The vendor has issued a revised source code fix [in November 2015], available at:

http://git.kernel.org/cgit/linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux.git/commit/?id=8c7188b23474cca017b3ef354c4a58456f68303a

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

Message History:   This archive entry has one or more follow-up message(s) listed below.
Oct 16 2018 (Sun Issues Fix for Solaris) Linux Kernel RDS Null Pointer Dereference Lets Local Users Cause Denial of Service Conditions on the Target System
Oracle/Sun has issued a fix for Solaris.



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