Linux Kernel CVE-2017-6214 Remote Denial of Service Vulnerability

Description: The tcp_splice_read function in net/ipv4/tcp.c in the Linux kernel before 4.9.11 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (infinite loop and soft lockup) via vectors involving a TCP packet with the URG flag.

Impact:  Attackers can exploit this issue to cause the kernel to enter into an infinite loop which may cause denial-of-service conditions.

Mitigation: Updates are available. Please see the references for more information.

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