F5 Networks BIG-IP : Linux kernel vulnerability (SOL17237)
High Nessus Plugin ID 85854
SynopsisThe remote device is missing a vendor-supplied security patch.
DescriptionThe implementation of certain splice_write file operations in the Linux kernel before 3.16 does not enforce a restriction on the maximum size of a single file, which allows local users to cause a denial of service (system crash) or possibly have unspecified other impact via a crafted splice system call, as demonstrated by use of a file descriptor associated with an ext4 filesystem.
SolutionUpgrade to one of the non-vulnerable versions listed in the F5 Solution SOL17237.