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Category:   OS (Linux)  >   Linux Kernel Vendors:   kernel.org
(Ubuntu Issues Fix) Linux Kernel Out-of-Bounds Memory Access Error in SCTP Lets Remote Users Deny Service or Obtain Potentially Sensitive Information
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1037778
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1037778
CVE Reference:   CVE-2016-9555   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Feb 3 2017
Impact:   Denial of service via network, Disclosure of system information, Disclosure of user information
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in the Linux kernel. A remote user can cause denial of service conditions on the target system. A remote user can obtain potentially sensitive information on the target system.

A remote user can send specially crafted data to trigger an out-of-bounds memory access error in sctp_sf_ootb() and obtain potentially sensitive information or cause denial of service conditions.

Andrey Konovalov reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can cause denial of service conditions.

A remote user can obtain potentially sensitive information on the target system.

Solution:   Ubuntu has issued a fix.

The Ubuntu advisory is available at:

http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-3187-1

Vendor URL:  www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-3187-1 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error, Boundary error

Message History:   This archive entry is a follow-up to the message listed below.
Nov 24 2016 Linux Kernel Out-of-Bounds Memory Access Error in SCTP Lets Remote Users Deny Service or Obtain Potentially Sensitive Information



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