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CVE-2015-8215 Detail

Description

net/ipv6/addrconf.c in the IPv6 stack in the Linux kernel before 4.0 does not validate attempted changes to the MTU value, which allows context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service (packet loss) via a value that is (1) smaller than the minimum compliant value or (2) larger than the MTU of an interface, as demonstrated by a Router Advertisement (RA) message that is not validated by a daemon, a different vulnerability than CVE-2015-0272. NOTE: the scope of CVE-2015-0272 is limited to the NetworkManager product.

Source:  MITRE
Description Last Modified:  11/16/2015

Impact

CVSS v2.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 5.0 MEDIUM
Vector: (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P) (V2 legend)
Impact Subscore: 2.9
Exploitability Subscore: 10.0


Access Vector (AV): Network
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=77751427a1ff25b27d47a4c36b12c3c8667855ac Vendor Advisory
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2015-12/msg00005.html
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2015-12/msg00018.html
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2015-12/msg00026.html
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2015-12/msg00031.html
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2016-02/msg00013.html
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2016-08/msg00038.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2016-0855.html
http://www.debian.org/security/2015/dsa-3364
http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/topics/security/linuxbulletinapr2016-2952096.html
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/85274
https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/1500810
https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=944296
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1192132
https://github.com/torvalds/linux/commit/77751427a1ff25b27d47a4c36b12c3c8667855ac Vendor Advisory

Technical Details

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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2015-8215
NVD Published Date:
11/16/2015
NVD Last Modified:
11/03/2017