CVE-2016-8666 Detail

Current Description

The IP stack in the Linux kernel before 4.6 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (stack consumption and panic) or possibly have unspecified other impact by triggering use of the GRO path for packets with tunnel stacking, as demonstrated by interleaved IPv4 headers and GRE headers, a related issue to CVE-2016-7039.


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Severity



CVSS 3.x Severity and Metrics:

NIST CVSS score
NIST: NVD
Base Score:  7.5 HIGH
Vector:  CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H


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Hyperlink Resource
http://git.kernel.org/cgit/linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux.git/commit/?id=fac8e0f579695a3ecbc4d3cac369139d7f819971 Issue Tracking  Patch 
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2016-2047.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2016-2107.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2016-2110.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2017-0004.html
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2016/10/13/11 Mailing List 
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/93562
https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2017:0372
https://bto.bluecoat.com/security-advisory/sa134
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1384991 Issue Tracking  Third Party Advisory 
https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1001486 Issue Tracking  Third Party Advisory 
https://github.com/torvalds/linux/commit/fac8e0f579695a3ecbc4d3cac369139d7f819971 Issue Tracking  Patch 

Weakness Enumeration

CWE-ID CWE Name Source
CWE-400 Uncontrolled Resource Consumption cwe source acceptance level NIST  

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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2016-8666
NVD Published Date:
10/16/2016
NVD Last Modified:
01/04/2018
Source:
MITRE