Intrusion Prevention

Linux.Kernel.af_packet.c.Race.Condition.Use.After.Free

Description

This indicates an attack attempt to exploit a Privilege Escalation vulnerability in Linux Kernel.
The vulnerability is due to a race condition in net/packet/af_packet.c. A remote attacker may be able to exploit this to leverage their privileges on vulnerable systems.

Affected Products

Linux kernel through 4.8.12

Impact

Privilege Escalation: Remote attackers can leverage their privileges on vulnerable systems.

Recommended Actions

Apply the most recent upgrade or patch from the vendor.
https://git.kernel.org/cgit/linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux.git/commit/?id=84ac7260236a49c79eede91617700174c2c19b0c

CVE References

CVE-2016-8655