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F5 Networks: K17244 (CVE-2015-1593): Linux kernel vulnerability CVE-2015-1593

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F5 Networks: K17244 (CVE-2015-1593): Linux kernel vulnerability CVE-2015-1593

Severity
5
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N)
Published
03/16/2015
Created
07/25/2018
Added
02/16/2017
Modified
09/16/2019

Description

The stack randomization feature in the Linux kernel before 3.19.1 on 64-bit platforms uses incorrect data types for the results of bitwise left-shift operations, which makes it easier for attackers to bypass the ASLR protection mechanism by predicting the address of the top of the stack, related to the randomize_stack_top function in fs/binfmt_elf.c and the stack_maxrandom_size function in arch/x86/mm/mmap.c.

Solution(s)

  • f5-big-ip-upgrade-latest

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