CVE-2016-2117

NameCVE-2016-2117
DescriptionThe atl2_probe function in drivers/net/ethernet/atheros/atlx/atl2.c in the Linux kernel through 4.5.2 incorrectly enables scatter/gather I/O, which allows remote attackers to obtain sensitive information from kernel memory by reading packet data.
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)
ReferencesDSA-3607-1
NVD severitymedium (attack range: remote)

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
linux (PTS)jessie3.16.56-1+deb8u1fixed
jessie (security)3.16.57-2fixed
stretch4.9.110-1fixed
stretch (security)4.9.110-3+deb9u4fixed
buster, sid4.18.6-1fixed

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
linuxsource(unstable)4.5.2-1medium
linuxsourcejessie3.16.7-ckt25-2+deb8u2mediumDSA-3607-1
linuxsourcewheezy(not affected)

Notes

[wheezy] - linux <not-affected> (Issue introduced with v3.10-rc1)
Introduced in https://git.kernel.org/linus/ec5f061564238892005257c83565a0b58ec79295 (v3.10-rc1)
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2016/03/16/7

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