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Category:   OS (Linux)  >   Linux Kernel Vendors:   kernel.org
Linux Kernel IPv6 Out-of-bounds Memory Read Bug Lets Remote Users Obtain Potentially Sensitive Information on the Target System
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1037794
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1037794
CVE Reference:   CVE-2017-5897   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Feb 8 2017
Impact:   Denial of service via network, Disclosure of system information, Disclosure of user information
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  

Description:   A vulnerability was reported in the Linux kernel. A remote user can obtain potentially sensitive information or cause denial of service conditions on the target system.

A remote user can send specially crafted data to trigger an out-of-bounds memory read access in ip6gre_err() and obtain potentially sensitive information on the target system or cause denial of service conditions on the target system.

The vulnerability resides in 'net/ipv6/ip6_gre.c'.

Andrey Konovalov reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can obtain potentially sensitive information or cause denial of service conditions on the target system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a source code fix, available at:

https://git.kernel.org/cgit/linux/kernel/git/davem/net.git/commit/?id=7892032cfe67f4bde6fc2ee967e45a8fbaf33756

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

Message History:   None.


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