CVE-2016-6213

NameCVE-2016-6213
Descriptionfs/namespace.c in the Linux kernel before 4.9 does not restrict how many mounts may exist in a mount namespace, which allows local users to cause a denial of service (memory consumption and deadlock) via MS_BIND mount system calls, as demonstrated by a loop that triggers exponential growth in the number of mounts.
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NVD severitymedium

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
linux (PTS)stretch4.9.228-1fixed
stretch (security)4.9.272-2fixed
buster4.19.208-1fixed
buster (security)4.19.194-3fixed
bullseye5.10.70-1fixed
bullseye (security)5.10.46-5fixed
bookworm, sid5.15.5-1fixed

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
linuxsourcejessie3.16.43-1
linuxsource(unstable)4.8.11-1

Notes

[wheezy] - linux <no-dsa> (Only exploitable by privileged user; too many changes to backport)
https://lkml.org/lkml/2016/8/28/269
Fixed by: https://git.kernel.org/linus/d29216842a85c7970c536108e093963f02714498 (v4.9-rc1)

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