DescriptionA certain Debian patch to the IPv6 implementation in the Linux kernel 3.2.x through 3.2.63 does not properly validate arguments in ipv6_select_ident function calls, which allows local users to cause a denial of service (NULL pointer dereference and system crash) by leveraging (1) tun or (2) macvtap device access.
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, bugtraq, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SUSE bugzilla/CVE, Mageia, GitHub code/issues, web search, more)
NVD severitymedium (attack range: local)

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
linux (PTS)wheezy3.2.78-1fixed
wheezy (security)3.2.96-3fixed
jessie (security)3.16.51-3+deb8u1fixed
stretch (security), stretch4.9.82-1+deb9u3fixed
buster, sid4.15.4-1fixed

The information below is based on the following data on fixed versions.

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
linuxsource(unstable)(not affected)
linux-2.6source(unstable)(not affected)


- linux <not-affected> (Issue specific to 3.2.x)
In 3.2.x introduced with
which is a backport of (v3.16-rc1)
The missing commit for the 3.2.x branch was applied already earlier (before v3.16) mainline: (v3.14-rc6)
- linux-2.6 <not-affected> (Issue specific to 3.2.x)

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