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LIN6-10149 : Security Advisory - linux - CVE-2015-5366

Created: Jul 19, 2015    Updated: Dec 3, 2018
Resolved Date: Sep 15, 2015
Previous ID: LIN5-20648
Found In Version:
Fix Version:
Severity: Standard
Applicable for: Wind River Linux 6
Component/s: Kernel


Linux kernel built with the networking support(CONFIG_NET) is vulnerable to an infinite loop issue. It could occur while receiving(recvmsg(2), recvfrom(2)) data over UDP channel, with an incorrect checksum value.

The CVE-2015-5366 issue is also a DoS, but is limited only to the affected application and not the entire system.

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