CVE-2018-14646

NameCVE-2018-14646
DescriptionThe Linux kernel before 4.15-rc8 was found to be vulnerable to a NULL pointer dereference bug in the __netlink_ns_capable() function in the net/netlink/af_netlink.c file. A local attacker could exploit this when a net namespace with a netnsid is assigned to cause a kernel panic and a denial of service.
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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)3.16.68-2fixed
stretch4.9.168-1fixed
stretch (security)4.9.168-1+deb9u3fixed
bullseye, sid, buster4.19.37-5fixed

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
linuxsource(unstable)(not affected)

Notes

- linux <not-affected> (Vulnerable code not present in any version released; apart experimental)
Fixed by: https://git.kernel.org/linus/f428fe4a04cc339166c8bbd489789760de3a0cee

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