CVE Details

Release Date:2016-05-15


Race condition in the netlink_dump function innet/netlink/af_netlink.c in the Linux kernel before 4.6.3 allows local users to cause a denial of service (double free) or possibly have unspecified other impact via a crafted application that makes sendmsg system calls, leading to a free operation associated with a new dump that started earlier than anticipated.

See more information about CVE-2016-9806 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: 6.9 Base Metrics: AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C
Access Vector: Local network Attack Complexity: Medium
Authentication: None required Confidentiality Impact: Complete
Integrity Impact: Complete Availability Impact: Complete

Errata information

PlatformErrataRelease Date
Oracle Linux version 6 (dtrace-modules-4.1.12-61.1.25.el6uek)ELSA-2017-35082017-01-12
Oracle Linux version 6 (kernel-uek)ELSA-2017-35082017-01-12
Oracle Linux version 7 (dtrace-modules-4.1.12-61.1.25.el7uek)ELSA-2017-35082017-01-12
Oracle Linux version 7 (kernel)ELSA-2017-18422017-08-07
Oracle Linux version 7 (kernel)ELSA-2017-1842-12017-08-15
Oracle Linux version 7 (kernel-uek)ELSA-2017-35082017-01-12
Oracle VM version 3.4 (kernel-uek)OVMSA-2017-00042017-01-12

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