CVE-2017-7889

HIGH

Description

The mm subsystem in the Linux kernel through 4.10.10 does not properly enforce the CONFIG_STRICT_DEVMEM protection mechanism, which allows local users to read or write to kernel memory locations in the first megabyte (and bypass slab-allocation access restrictions) via an application that opens the /dev/mem file, related to arch/x86/mm/init.c and drivers/char/mem.c.

References

http://git.kernel.org/cgit/linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux.git/commit/?id=a4866aa812518ed1a37d8ea0c881dc946409de94

http://www.debian.org/security/2017/dsa-3945

http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2017/04/16/4

http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/97690

https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2017:1842

https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2017:2077

https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2017:2669

https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2018:1854

https://github.com/torvalds/linux/commit/a4866aa812518ed1a37d8ea0c881dc946409de94

https://usn.ubuntu.com/3583-1/

https://usn.ubuntu.com/3583-2/

Details

Source: MITRE

Published: 2017-04-17

Updated: 2019-10-03

Type: CWE-732

Risk Information

CVSS v2.0

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 v3.0

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