CVE-2017-17855

high
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Description

kernel/bpf/verifier.c in the Linux kernel through 4.14.8 allows local users to cause a denial of service (memory corruption) or possibly have unspecified other impact by leveraging improper use of pointers in place of scalars.

References

http://git.kernel.org/cgit/linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux.git/commit/?id=179d1c5602997fef5a940c6ddcf31212cbfebd14

http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2017/12/21/2

https://github.com/torvalds/linux/commit/179d1c5602997fef5a940c6ddcf31212cbfebd14

Details

Source: MITRE

Published: 2017-12-27

Updated: 2018-01-09

Type: CWE-119

Risk Information

CVSS v2

Base Score: 7.2

Vector: AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Impact Score: 10

Exploitability Score: 3.9

Severity: HIGH

CVSS v3

Base Score: 7.8

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Impact Score: 5.9

Exploitability Score: 1.8

Severity: HIGH

Vulnerable Software

Configuration 1

OR

cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:* versions up to 4.14.8 (inclusive)

Configuration 2

OR

cpe:2.3:o:debian:debian_linux:9.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

Tenable Plugins

View all (2 total)

IDNameProductFamilySeverity
106024Fedora 27 : kernel (2018-22d5fa8a90)NessusFedora Local Security Checks
high
105596Fedora 26 : kernel (2018-8ed5eff2c0)NessusFedora Local Security Checks
high