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  • Denial of Service Vulnerability in Linux Kernel 'mac80211/sta_info.c'()

    Denial of Service Vulnerability in Linux Kernel 'mac80211/sta_info.c'()

    Severity Rating: High

    Systems Affected
    • Linux kernel prior to 3.13.7

    Overview
    A vulnerability has been reported in Linux kernel which could allow a remote attacker to cause the system kernel to crash leading to denial of service conditions.

    Description

    This vulnerability exists in the mac80211 subsystem in the Linux kernel due to a race condition in frame transmission path and station wakeup event related to sta_info.c and tx.c. A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability via network traffic to cause the system kernel to crash resulting in denial of service conditions.

    Solution
    Apply appropriate patches as mentioned in the following links:

    https://git.kernel.org/cgit/linux/ke...22168658e613ba

    Vendor Information
    Kernel.org
    http://www.kernel.org

    References
    RedHat
    https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1083512

    XForce
    http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/92293

    Security Focus
    http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/66591/
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