CVE-2016-6197

NameCVE-2016-6197
Descriptionfs/overlayfs/dir.c in the OverlayFS filesystem implementation in the Linux kernel before 4.6 does not properly verify the upper dentry before proceeding with unlink and rename system-call processing, which allows local users to cause a denial of service (system crash) via a rename system call that specifies a self-hardlink.
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)jessie3.16.56-1+deb8u1fixed
jessie (security)3.16.59-1fixed
stretch4.9.110-1fixed
stretch (security)4.9.110-3+deb9u6fixed
buster, sid4.18.10-2fixed

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
linuxsource(unstable)4.6.1-1medium
linuxsourcejessie(not affected)
linuxsourcewheezy(not affected)

Notes

[jessie] - linux <not-affected> (Vulnerable code not present)
[wheezy] - linux <not-affected> (Vulnerable code not present)
https://git.kernel.org/linus/11f3710417d026ea2f4fcf362d866342c5274185 (v4.6-rc1)

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