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CVE-2016-2550

Description

The Linux kernel before 4.5 allows local users to bypass file-descriptor limits and cause a denial of service (memory consumption) by leveraging incorrect tracking of descriptor ownership and sending each descriptor over a UNIX socket before closing it. NOTE: this vulnerability exists because of an incorrect fix for CVE-2013-4312.

Priority: MEDIUM
CVSS v3: 5.5
Publish Date: Apr 27, 2016
Related ID: --
CVSS v2: Medium
Modified Date: May 6, 2016

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Related Products

Product Name Status Defect Fixed Downloads
Linux 7 SCP Not Vulnerable -- -- --
Linux 7 CGP Not Vulnerable -- -- --

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