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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2016-7039

The IP stack in the Linux kernel through 4.8.2 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (stack consumption and panic) or possibly have unspecified other impact by triggering use of the GRO path for large crafted packets, as demonstrated by packets that contain only VLAN headers, a related issue to CVE-2016-8666.
Publish Date : 2016-10-16 Last Update Date : 2018-01-04
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
Confidentiality Impact None (There is no impact to the confidentiality of the system.)
Integrity Impact None (There is no impact to the integrity of the system)
Availability Impact Complete (There is a total shutdown of the affected resource. The attacker can render the resource completely unavailable.)
Access Complexity Low (Specialized access conditions or extenuating circumstances do not exist. Very little knowledge or skill is required to exploit. )
Authentication Not required (Authentication is not required to exploit the vulnerability.)
Gained Access None
Vulnerability Type(s) Denial Of Service
CWE ID 399

- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
RHSA-2016:2047: kernel security update (Important) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20162047 unix
RHSA-2016:2110: kernel-rt security update (Important) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20162110 unix
RHSA-2017:0372: kernel-aarch64 security and bug fix update (Important) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20170372 unix
OVAL (Open Vulnerability and Assessment Language) definitions define exactly what should be done to verify a vulnerability or a missing patch. Check out the OVAL definitions if you want to learn what you should do to verify a vulnerability.

- Products Affected By CVE-2016-7039

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 OS Linux Linux Kernel 4.8.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 OS Oracle Linux 6.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 OS Oracle Linux 7.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 OS Oracle Vm Server 3.4 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Linux Linux Kernel 1
Oracle Linux 2
Oracle Vm Server 1

- References For CVE-2016-7039
MLIST [oss-security] 20161010 CVE-2016-7039 Kernel: net: unbounded recursion in the vlan GRO processing CONFIRM
BID 93476 Linux Kernel CVE-2016-7039 Stack Overflow Denial of Service Vulnerability Release Date:2016-10-28 CONFIRM CONFIRM
REDHAT RHSA-2016:2110
REDHAT RHSA-2016:2107
REDHAT RHSA-2016:2047

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2016-7039

There are not any metasploit modules related to this CVE entry (Please visit for more information)

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