Rapid7 Vulnerability & Exploit Database

Debian: CVE-2019-16746: linux -- security update

Back to Search

Debian: CVE-2019-16746: linux -- security update

Severity
8
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
Published
09/24/2019
Created
01/21/2020
Added
01/20/2020
Modified
07/07/2020

Description

An issue was discovered in net/wireless/nl80211.c in the Linux kernel through 5.2.17. It does not check the length of variable elements in a beacon head, leading to a buffer overflow.

Solution(s)

  • debian-upgrade-linux

With Rapid7 live dashboards, I have a clear view of all the assets on my network, which ones can be exploited, and what I need to do in order to reduce the risk in my environment in real-time. No other tool gives us that kind of value and insight.

– Scott Cheney, Manager of Information Security, Sierra View Medical Center

;