CVE-2016-8658

NameCVE-2016-8658
DescriptionStack-based buffer overflow in the brcmf_cfg80211_start_ap function in drivers/net/wireless/broadcom/brcm80211/brcmfmac/cfg80211.c in the Linux kernel before 4.7.5 allows local users to cause a denial of service (system crash) or possibly have unspecified other impact via a long SSID Information Element in a command to a Netlink socket.
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)wheezy3.2.78-1fixed
wheezy (security)3.2.96-3fixed
jessie3.16.51-2fixed
jessie (security)3.16.51-3+deb8u1fixed
stretch4.9.65-3fixed
stretch (security)4.9.65-3+deb9u2fixed
buster4.14.7-1fixed
sid4.14.13-1fixed

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
linuxsource(unstable)4.7.5-1medium
linuxsourcejessie3.16.39-1medium
linuxsourcewheezy(not affected)

Notes

[wheezy] - linux <not-affected> (Vulnerable code introduced later in 3.7)
Fixed by: https://git.kernel.org/linus/ded89912156b1a47d940a0c954c43afbabd0c42c (v4.8-rc8)

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