CVE-2018-6554

NameCVE-2018-6554
DescriptionMemory leak in the irda_bind function in net/irda/af_irda.c and later in drivers/staging/irda/net/af_irda.c in the Linux kernel before 4.17 allows local users to cause a denial of service (memory consumption) by repeatedly binding an AF_IRDA 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)
ReferencesDLA-1529-1, DLA-1531-1, DSA-4308-1
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+deb8u1vulnerable
jessie (security)3.16.59-1fixed
stretch4.9.130-2fixed
stretch (security)4.9.110-3+deb9u6fixed
buster, sid4.18.20-2fixed
linux-4.9 (PTS)jessie (security)4.9.110-3+deb9u5~deb8u1fixed

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
linuxsource(unstable)4.17.3-1medium
linuxsourcejessie3.16.59-1mediumDLA-1529-1
linuxsourcestretch4.9.110-3+deb9u5mediumDSA-4308-1
linux-4.9sourcejessie4.9.110-3+deb9u5~deb8u1mediumDLA-1531-1

Notes

http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2018/09/04/2

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