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Category:   OS (Linux)  >   Linux Kernel Vendors:   kernel.org
Linux Kernel Heap Overflow in MACsec Driver Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1038500
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1038500
CVE Reference:   CVE-2017-7477   (Links to External Site)
Date:  May 17 2017
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 4.10.12 and prior versions; possibly other versions
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in the Linux kernel. A remote user on the local network can execute arbitrary code on the target system.

A remote user on the local network can send specially crafted data to trigger a heap overflow in the skb_to_sgvec() function in the MACsec driver and execute arbitrary code on the target system.

Jason A. Donenfeld reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user on the local network can execute arbitrary code on the target system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a source code fix, available at:

https://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/davem/net.git/commit/?id=4d6fa57b4dab0d77f4d8e9d9c73d1e63f6fe8fee
https://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/davem/net.git/commit/?id=5294b83086cc1c35b4efeca03644cf9d12282e5b

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

Message History:   This archive entry has one or more follow-up message(s) listed below.
May 17 2017 (Ubuntu Issues Fix) Linux Kernel Heap Overflow in MACsec Driver Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
Ubuntu has issued a fix for Ubuntu Linux 16.10.



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