CVE-2016-4998

NameCVE-2016-4998
DescriptionThe IPT_SO_SET_REPLACE setsockopt implementation in the netfilter subsystem in the Linux kernel before 4.6 allows local users to cause a denial of service (out-of-bounds read) or possibly obtain sensitive information from kernel heap memory by leveraging in-container root access to provide a crafted offset value that leads to crossing a ruleset blob boundary.
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, bugtraq, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SuSE, Mageia, GitHub code/issues, web search, more)
ReferencesDSA-3607-1
NVD severitymedium (attack range: local)

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
linux (PTS)wheezy3.2.78-1vulnerable
wheezy (security)3.2.93-1vulnerable
jessie3.16.43-2+deb8u2fixed
jessie (security)3.16.43-2+deb8u5fixed
stretch4.9.51-1fixed
stretch (security)4.9.30-2+deb9u5fixed
buster, sid4.13.4-2fixed

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
linuxsource(unstable)4.6.2-2medium
linuxsourcejessie3.16.7-ckt25-2+deb8u2mediumDSA-3607-1

Notes

[wheezy] - linux <no-dsa> (Only exploitable by privileged user; too many changes to backport)
Non-privileged user namespaces disabled by default, only vulnerable with sysctl kernel.unprivileged_userns_clone=1

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