Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 1451393
CVE-2017-8925 kernel: Reference count mishandling in the omninet_open function
Last modified: 2017-05-31 08:06:39 EDT
The omninet_open function in drivers/usb/serial/omninet.c in the Linux kernel allows local users to cause a denial of service (tty exhaustion) by leveraging reference count mishandling.
Red Hat Product Security has rated this issue as having Low security impact. This issue is not currently planned to be addressed in future updates. For additional information, refer to the Issue Severity Classification: https://access.redhat.com/security/updates/classification/.
Created kernel tracking bugs for this issue:
Affects: fedora-all [bug 1457213]
This was fixed for Fedora with the 4.10.4 stable update which first shipped to Fedora releases in March.