Upstream information

CVE-2016-2550 at MITRE

Description

The Linux kernel before 4.5 allows local users to bypass file-descriptor limits and cause a denial of service (memory consumption) by leveraging incorrect tracking of descriptor ownership and sending each descriptor over a UNIX socket before closing it. NOTE: this vulnerability exists because of an incorrect fix for CVE-2013-4312.

SUSE information

Overall state of this security issue: Resolved

This issue is currently rated as having moderate severity.

CVSS v2 Scores
  National Vulnerability Database
Base Score 4.9
Vector AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C
Access Vector Local
Access Complexity Low
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact None
Integrity Impact None
Availability Impact Complete
CVSS v3 Scores
  National Vulnerability Database
Base Score 5.5
Vector AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H
Access Vector Local
Access Complexity Low
Privileges Required Low
User Interaction None
Scope Unchanged
Confidentiality Impact None
Integrity Impact None
Availability Impact High
SUSE Bugzilla entry: 968014 [RESOLVED / FIXED]

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Status of this issue by product and package

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Product(s) Source package State
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11 SP4 kernel-source Released
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12 GA kernel-source Already fixed
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12 SP1 kernel-source Already fixed
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP3 kernel-source Not affected
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP4 kernel-source Released
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 GA kernel-source Already fixed
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP1 kernel-source Already fixed