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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2016-8658

Stack-based buffer overflow in the brcmf_cfg80211_start_ap function in drivers/net/wireless/broadcom/brcm80211/brcmfmac/cfg80211.c in the Linux kernel before 4.7.5 allows local users to cause a denial of service (system crash) or possibly have unspecified other impact via a long SSID Information Element in a command to a Netlink socket.
Publish Date : 2016-10-16 Last Update Date : 2017-01-06
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
5.6
Confidentiality Impact None (There is no impact to the confidentiality of the system.)
Integrity Impact Partial (Modification of some system files or information is possible, but the attacker does not have control over what can be modified, or the scope of what the attacker can affect is limited.)
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 ServiceOverflow
CWE ID 119

- Products Affected By CVE-2016-8658

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 OS Linux Linux Kernel 4.7.4 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Linux Linux Kernel 1

- References For CVE-2016-8658

http://git.kernel.org/cgit/linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux.git/commit/?id=ded89912156b1a47d940a0c954c43afbabd0c42c CONFIRM
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-3146-2
UBUNTU USN-3146-2
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1384403 CONFIRM
https://github.com/torvalds/linux/commit/ded89912156b1a47d940a0c954c43afbabd0c42c CONFIRM
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-3146-1
UBUNTU USN-3146-1
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-3145-2
UBUNTU USN-3145-2
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-3145-1
UBUNTU USN-3145-1
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/93541
BID 93541 Broadcom Wifi Driver 'brcmf_cfg80211_start_ap()' Function Stack Buffer Overflow Vulnerability Release Date:2016-12-12
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2016/10/13/1
MLIST [oss-security] 20161013 Re: CVE Request -- Broadcom Wifi Driver Brcmfmac brcmf_cfg80211_start_ap Buffer Overflow
http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v4.x/ChangeLog-4.7.5 CONFIRM

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2016-8658

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


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