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computer vulnerability note CVE-2016-8660

Linux kernel: denial of service via fdatasync

Synthesis of the vulnerability

An attacker can generate a fatal error via fdatasync() on the Linux kernel, in order to trigger a denial of service.
Vulnerable software: Linux.
Severity of this announce: 1/4.
Consequences of an intrusion: denial of service on server, denial of service on service.
Attacker's origin: user shell.
Creation date: 14/10/2016.
Références of this computer vulnerability: CVE-2016-8660, VIGILANCE-VUL-20869.

Description of the vulnerability

An attacker can generate a fatal error via fdatasync() on the Linux kernel, in order to trigger a denial of service.
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