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CVE-2015-5156

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Date: October 19, 2015

The virtnet_probe function in drivers/net/virtio_net.c in the Linux kernel before 4.2 attempts to support a FRAGLIST feature without proper memory allocation, which allows guest OS users to cause a denial of service (buffer overflow and memory corruption) via a crafted sequence of fragmented packets.

Language: C

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Buffer Errors

CWE-119

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CVSS v3.1

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CVSS v2

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