Nowadays, a lot of enterprises and organizations are using Linux on their devices and servers. So, it is recommended to apply a patch for this vulnerability to protect Linux. In addition, it is recommended to have a back up of all critical data before applying a patch or update. You can perform back up from Cloud/Network/USB devices and services.

How to protect Linux from the CVE-2016-9650 vulnerability?

There have been many vulnerabilities in Linux that can be exploited by attackers. This CVE-2016-9650 vulnerability is one of them. You need to apply this patch to protect Linux.
The vulnerability is related to the Linux kernel and is caused by a missing security check when processing IPT_SO_SET_REPLACE packets. This flaw can allow an attacker to escalate privileges on the system, making it very difficult for the user to defend against this attack.

Update Instructions

You can update all the vulnerable devices of your organization in one go by using a tool like OpenSSH.

How to install Linux kernel update?

To install the update, you need to mount the boot partition.
After installation, reboot your system and enter the following command:
#uname -r
The output will be "4.9.0-rc3-00791-g17b6e4f2" 、"4.9.0-rc3-00791-gc07e513c" or "4.8.7-1". The Linux kernel version is updated according to this information.


Published on: 10/18/2022 20:15:00 UTC
Last modified on: 10/20/2022 15:38:00 UTC