CVE-2015-8543

Impact:
Moderate
Public Date:
2015-12-09
CWE:
CWE-476
Bugzilla:
1290475: CVE-2015-8543 kernel: IPv6 connect causes DoS via NULL pointer dereference
A NULL pointer dereference flaw was found in the way the Linux kernel's network subsystem handled socket creation with an invalid protocol identifier. A local user could use this flaw to crash the system.

Find out more about CVE-2015-8543 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.

Statement

This issue affects the Linux kernel packages as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6, 7 and MRG-2. Future updates for the respective releases may address the issue.

This has been rated as having Moderate security impact and is not currently planned to be addressed in future updates of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5. For additional information, refer to the Red Hat Enterprise Linux Life Cycle: https://access.redhat.com/support/policy/updates/errata/.

CVSS v2 metrics

Base Score 4.6
Base Metrics AV:L/AC:L/Au:S/C:N/I:N/A:C
Access Vector Local
Access Complexity Low
Authentication Single
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-2016:2584 2016-11-03
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (kernel) RHSA-2016:0855 2016-05-10
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 (kernel) RHSA-2016:2574 2016-11-03

Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Enterprise MRG 2 realtime-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.
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