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CVE-2015-6252 Detail

Description

The vhost_dev_ioctl function in drivers/vhost/vhost.c in the Linux kernel before 4.1.5 allows local users to cause a denial of service (memory consumption) via a VHOST_SET_LOG_FD ioctl call that triggers permanent file-descriptor allocation.

Source:  MITRE
Description Last Modified:  10/19/2015

Impact

CVSS v2.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 2.1 LOW
Vector: (AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P) (V2 legend)
Impact Subscore: 2.9
Exploitability Subscore: 3.9


Access Vector (AV): Local
Access Complexity (AC): Low
Authentication (AU): None
Confidentiality (C): None
Integrity (I): None
Availability (A): Partial
Additional Information:
Allows disruption of service

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Hyperlink Resource
http://git.kernel.org/cgit/linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux.git/commit/?id=7932c0bd7740f4cd2aa168d3ce0199e7af7d72d5
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2015-10/msg00009.html
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2015-11/msg00035.html
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2016-02/msg00013.html
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2016-08/msg00038.html
http://www.debian.org/security/2015/dsa-3364
http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v4.x/ChangeLog-4.1.5
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2015/08/18/3
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/76400
http://www.securitytracker.com/id/1033666
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-2748-1
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-2749-1
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-2751-1
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-2752-1
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-2759-1
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-2760-1
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-2777-1
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1251839
https://github.com/torvalds/linux/commit/7932c0bd7740f4cd2aa168d3ce0199e7af7d72d5

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

  • Resource Management Errors (CWE-399)

Change History

7 change records found - show changes

Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2015-6252
NVD Published Date:
10/19/2015
NVD Last Modified:
11/03/2017