Linux kernel CVE-2017-7487 : ‘net/ipx/af_ipx.c’ Use After Free Local Denial of Service Vulnerability

Description:  The ipxitf_ioctl function in net/ipx/af_ipx.c in the Linux kernel through 4.11.1 mishandles reference counts, which allows local users to cause a denial of service (use-after-free) or possibly have unspecified other impact via a failed SIOCGIFADDR ioctl call for an IPX interface.

Impact: An attacker can exploit this issue to cause a local denial-of-service condition.

Mitigation: Updates are available. Please check specific vendor advisory for more information.

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