DescriptionThe net_get_random_once implementation in net/core/utils.c in the Linux kernel 3.13.x and 3.14.x before 3.14.5 on certain Intel processors does not perform the intended slow-path operation to initialize random seeds, which makes it easier for remote attackers to spoof or disrupt IP communication by leveraging the predictability of TCP sequence numbers, TCP and UDP port numbers, and IP ID values.
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: remote)

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

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

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


[wheezy] - linux <not-affected> (Vulnerable code introduced in 3.13)
- linux-2.6 <not-affected> (Vulnerable code introduced in 3.13)
Upstream fix: (v3.15-rc7)
Introduced by

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