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CVE-2016-8658 Detail

Current Description

Stack-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.

Source:  MITRE
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Severity



CVSS 3.x Severity and Metrics:

NIST CVSS score
NIST: NVD
Base Score: 6.1 MEDIUM
Vector:  CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:L/A:H

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Hyperlink Resource
http://git.kernel.org/cgit/linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux.git/commit/?id=ded89912156b1a47d940a0c954c43afbabd0c42c Issue Tracking Patch
http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v4.x/ChangeLog-4.7.5 Release Notes
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2016/10/13/1 Mailing List
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/93541
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-3145-1
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-3145-2
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-3146-1
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-3146-2
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1384403 Issue Tracking
https://github.com/torvalds/linux/commit/ded89912156b1a47d940a0c954c43afbabd0c42c Issue Tracking Patch

Weakness Enumeration

CWE-ID CWE Name Source
CWE-119 Improper Restriction of Operations within the Bounds of a Memory Buffer NIST  

Known Affected Software Configurations Switch to CPE 2.2

Configuration 1 ( hide )
 cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
     Show Matching CPE(s)
Up to (including)
4.7.4


Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2016-8658
NVD Published Date:
10/16/2016
NVD Last Modified:
01/06/2017