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CVE-2017-5972

Discussion in 'Linux Security' started by robi1212, Oct 25, 2017.

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  1. robi1212

    robi1212 New Member

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    hi,
    I'm using 3.18.20 linux kernel and looking for a patch for CVE-2017-5972, could not find it..
    Can I get some help with that?

    Thanks


     
  2. atanere

    atanere Moderator
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    Over my head, but Googling I found nothing current beyond RedHat declining to patch in February and suggesting synproxy to mitigate the risk (see here). RedHat also requesting CVE to be revoked. They repeated this position again in March (see here). In July, GitHub Engineering produced another tool, synsanity, as an alternative to synproxy (see article here -- link to product here).

    Debian only shows that vulnerability was fixed in stretch, not jessie or wheezy (see here).

    Hope that helps.
     
  3. Rob

    Rob Administrator
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    Hey there - what distribution are you running? Also, are you patching this particular CVE because a scan at work told you about the vulnerability or?

    Rob
     
  4. wizardfromoz

    wizardfromoz Well-Known Member

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    Hi @robi1212 and welcome to linux.org :)

    I am in the category of friend Stan with

    but I note from Slashdot https://linux.slashdot.org/story/17/02/09/006243/linux-kernel-318-reaches-end-of-life the following is included:

    ... and I wonder if you are in that category or that legacy hardware and drivers issues necessitate your sticking with that version?

    By all means, answer @Rob 's questions first.

    Cheers and avagudweegend

    Wizard
     

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