F5 Networks BIG-IP : Linux kernel vulnerability (SOL15984)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 80529
SynopsisThe remote device is missing a vendor-supplied security patch.
DescriptionThe pn_recvmsg function in net/phonet/datagram.c in the Linux kernel before 3.12.4 updates a certain length value before ensuring that an associated data structure has been initialized, which allows local users to obtain sensitive information from kernel stack memory via a (1) recvfrom, (2) recvmmsg, or (3) recvmsg system call.
SolutionUpgrade to one of the non-vulnerable versions listed in the F5 Solution SOL15984.