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Date: Mon, 10 Oct 2016 23:25:55 +0530 (IST)
From: P J P <>
To: oss security list <>
cc: Sabrina Dubroca <>
Subject: CVE-2016-7039 Kernel: net: unbounded recursion in the vlan GRO


Linux kernel built with the 802.1Q/802.1ad VLAN(CONFIG_VLAN_8021Q) OR Virtual 
eXtensible Local Area Network(CONFIG_VXLAN) with Transparent Ethernet 
Bridging(TEB) GRO support, is vulnerable to a stack overflow issue. It could 
occur while receiving large packets via GRO path; As an unlimited recursion 
could unfold in both VLAN and TEB modules, leading to a stack corruption in 
the kernel.

A remote user could use this flaw to cause kernel panic by sending malicious 
packets to a server that has GRO enabled.

Please see a proposed patch to fix this issue attached herein.

'CVE-2016-7039' has been assigned to this issue by Red Hat Inc.


Thank you.
Prasad J Pandit / Red Hat Product Security Team
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