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CVE-2015-1573

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Date: May 2, 2016

The nft_flush_table function in net/netfilter/nf_tables_api.c in the Linux kernel before 3.18.5 mishandles the interaction between cross-chain jumps and ruleset flushes, which allows local users to cause a denial of service (panic) by leveraging the CAP_NET_ADMIN capability.

Language: C

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Severity Score

Weakness Type (CWE)

Data Handling

CWE-19

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CVSS v3

Base Score:
Attack Vector (AV): LOCAL
Attack Complexity (AC): LOW
Privilegs Required (PR): LOW
User Interaction (UI): NONE
Scope (S): UNCHANGED
Confidentiality (C): NONE
Integrity (I): NONE
Availability (A): HIGH

CVSS v2

Base Score:
Access Vector (AV): LOCAL
Access Complexity (AC): LOW
Authentication (AU): NONE
Confidentiality (C): NONE
Integrity (I): NONE
Availability (A): COMPLETE
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