Linux Kernel Function Packet Handling Remote Buffer Overflow

high Log Correlation Engine Plugin ID 801970


The host is using a Linux kernel which is vulnerable to a buffer overflow attack.


Linux Kernel contains an overflow condition in the usbip_recv_xbuff() function in drivers/usb/usbip/usbip_common.c. The issue is triggered as user-supplied input is not properly validated when handling a crafted packet. This may allow a remote attacker to cause a buffer overflow, resulting in a denial of service or potentially allowing the execution of arbitrary code.


Upgrade to Linux kernel 4.5.2-1 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 801970

Published: 6/1/2016

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 8.3

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Vulnerability Information

Patch Publication Date: 3/17/2016

Vulnerability Publication Date: 4/20/2016

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-3955