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1257528: CVE-2015-5283 kernel: Creating multiple sockets when SCTP module isn't loaded leads to kernel panic
A NULL pointer dereference flaw was found in the SCTP implementation. A local user could use this flaw to cause a denial of service on the system by triggering a kernel panic when creating multiple sockets in parallel while the system did not have the SCTP module loaded.

Find out more about CVE-2015-5283 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.


This issue affects the Linux kernels as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5, 6 and 7. Due to the limited security impact the issue is currently not planned to be addressed in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and 6.

CVSS v2 metrics

Base Score 4.7
Base Metrics AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C
Access Vector Local
Access Complexity Medium
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact None
Integrity Impact None
Availability Impact Complete

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Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux for Real Time for NFV (v. 7) (kernel-rt) RHSA-2015:2411 2015-11-19
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 (kernel) RHSA-2015:2152 2015-11-19

Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Enterprise MRG 2 realtime-kernel Will not fix
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 kernel Will not fix
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 kernel Will not fix
Unless explicitly stated as not affected, all previous versions of packages in any minor update stream of a product listed here should be assumed vulnerable, although may not have been subject to full analysis.


This issue was discovered by Ji Jianwen from Red Hat engineering.
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