CVE Details

Release Date:2015-08-10


The vhost_dev_ioctl function in drivers/vhost/vhost.c in the Linuxkernel before 4.1.5 allows local users to cause a denial of service (memory consumption) via a VHOST_SET_LOG_FD ioctl call that triggers permanent file-descriptor allocation.

See more information about CVE-2015-6252 from MITRE CVE dictionary and NIST NVD

CVSS v2.0 metrics

NOTE: The following CVSS v2.0 metrics and score provided are preliminary and subject to review.

Base Score: 1.5 Base Metrics: AV:L/AC:M/Au:S/C:N/I:N/A:P
Access Vector: Local network Attack Complexity: Medium
Authentication: Requires single instance Confidentiality Impact: None
Integrity Impact: None Availability Impact: Partial

Errata information

PlatformErrataRelease Date
Oracle Linux version 5 (kernel-uek)ELSA-2017-35672017-05-16
Oracle Linux version 6 (dtrace-modules-3.8.13-118.18.2.el6uek)ELSA-2017-35662017-05-16
Oracle Linux version 6 (kernel-uek)ELSA-2017-35662017-05-16
Oracle Linux version 6 (kernel-uek)ELSA-2017-35672017-05-16
Oracle Linux version 7 (dtrace-modules-3.8.13-118.18.2.el7uek)ELSA-2017-35662017-05-16
Oracle Linux version 7 (kernel-uek)ELSA-2017-35662017-05-16
Oracle VM version 3.2 (kernel-uek)OVMSA-2017-01062017-05-16
Oracle VM version 3.3 (kernel-uek)OVMSA-2017-01052017-05-16

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