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Oracle Linux: (CVE-2016-6198) (Multiple Advisories): kernel security, bug fix, and enhancement update

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Oracle Linux: (CVE-2016-6198) (Multiple Advisories): kernel security, bug fix, and enhancement update

Severity
5
CVSS
(AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C)
Published
08/06/2016
Created
07/25/2018
Added
08/06/2016
Modified
01/22/2020

Description

The filesystem layer in the Linux kernel before 4.5.5 proceeds with post-rename operations after an OverlayFS file is renamed to a self-hardlink, which allows local users to cause a denial of service (system crash) via a rename system call, related to fs/namei.c and fs/open.c.

Solution(s)

  • oracle-linux-upgrade-dtrace-modules
  • oracle-linux-upgrade-kernel
  • oracle-linux-upgrade-kernel-abi-whitelists
  • oracle-linux-upgrade-kernel-debug
  • oracle-linux-upgrade-kernel-debug-devel
  • oracle-linux-upgrade-kernel-devel
  • oracle-linux-upgrade-kernel-doc
  • oracle-linux-upgrade-kernel-headers
  • oracle-linux-upgrade-kernel-tools
  • oracle-linux-upgrade-kernel-tools-libs
  • oracle-linux-upgrade-kernel-tools-libs-devel
  • oracle-linux-upgrade-kernel-uek
  • oracle-linux-upgrade-kernel-uek-debug
  • oracle-linux-upgrade-kernel-uek-debug-devel
  • oracle-linux-upgrade-kernel-uek-devel
  • oracle-linux-upgrade-kernel-uek-doc
  • oracle-linux-upgrade-kernel-uek-firmware
  • oracle-linux-upgrade-perf
  • oracle-linux-upgrade-python-perf

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