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F5 Networks: K16011 (CVE-2012-6657): Linux kernel vulnerability CVE-2012-6657

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F5 Networks: K16011 (CVE-2012-6657): Linux kernel vulnerability CVE-2012-6657

Severity
5
CVSS
(AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C)
Published
09/28/2014
Created
07/25/2018
Added
02/16/2017
Modified
10/13/2017

Description

The sock_setsockopt function in net/core/sock.c in the Linux kernel before 3.5.7 does not ensure that a keepalive action is associated with a stream socket, which allows local users to cause a denial of service (system crash) by leveraging the ability to create a raw socket.

Solution(s)

  • f5-big-ip-upgrade-latest

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