Published: 29 May 2012
The sock_alloc_send_pskb function in net/core/sock.c in the Linux kernel before 3.4.5 does not properly validate a certain length value, which allows local users to cause a denial of service (heap-based buffer overflow and system crash) or possibly gain privileges by leveraging access to a TUN/TAP device.
From the Ubuntu security team
An error was discovered in the Linux kernel's network TUN/TAP device implementation. A local user with access to the TUN/TAP interface (which is not available to unprivileged users until granted by a root user) could exploit this flaw to crash the system or potential gain administrative privileges.
linux-armadaxp is maintained by OEM
No upstream fix yet, but an initial patch is under review (see References) Patch tags indicate that 2.6.27+ is affected.