critical remote-attackable CVE-2016-7117 in kernel/net: Fix use after free in the recvmmsg exit path [released]

Tracked by Jolla (In release)

asked 2017-04-06 18:47:34 +0300

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CVSS Base Score3: 9.8 critical remote


Use-after-free vulnerability in the __sys_recvmmsg function in net/socket.c in the Linux kernel before 4.5.2 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via vectors involving a recvmmsg system call that is mishandled during error processing.

patch is available, so please fix it as soon as possible...

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The question has been closed for the following reason "released in a software update" by lpr
close date 2017-06-14 18:05:14.456498



@lpr Thank you for efforts of reporting vulnerabilities!

alloj ( 2017-04-06 20:46:17 +0300 )edit

@jovirkku how about a "tracked by jolla" in this case, too?

lpr ( 2017-04-07 14:24:02 +0300 )edit

@lpr : released inämsänjoki

lpr ( 2017-06-14 18:05:02 +0300 )edit