CVE-2017-8797

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Description

The NFSv4 server in the Linux kernel before 4.11.3 does not properly validate the layout type when processing the NFSv4 pNFS GETDEVICEINFO or LAYOUTGET operand in a UDP packet from a remote attacker. This type value is uninitialized upon encountering certain error conditions. This value is used as an array index for dereferencing, which leads to an OOPS and eventually a DoS of knfsd and a soft-lockup of the whole system.

References

http://git.kernel.org/cgit/linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux.git/commit/?id=b550a32e60a4941994b437a8d662432a486235a5

http://git.kernel.org/cgit/linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux.git/commit/?id=f961e3f2acae94b727380c0b74e2d3954d0edf79

http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v4.x/ChangeLog-4.11.3

http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2017/06/27/5

http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/99298

http://www.securitytracker.com/id/1038790

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

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

https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2017:2437

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

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1466329

https://github.com/torvalds/linux/commit/b550a32e60a4941994b437a8d662432a486235a5

https://github.com/torvalds/linux/commit/f961e3f2acae94b727380c0b74e2d3954d0edf79

Details

Source: MITRE

Published: 2017-07-02

Updated: 2018-01-05

Type: CWE-129

Risk Information

CVSS v2

Base Score: 7.8

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

Impact Score: 6.9

Exploitability Score: 10

Severity: HIGH

CVSS v3

Base Score: 7.5

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

Impact Score: 3.6

Exploitability Score: 3.9

Severity: HIGH

Vulnerable Software

Configuration 1

OR

cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:* versions up to 4.11.2 (inclusive)

Tenable Plugins

View all (16 total)

IDNameProductFamilySeverity
124827EulerOS Virtualization 3.0.1.0 : kernel (EulerOS-SA-2019-1504)NessusHuawei Local Security Checks
critical
124806EulerOS Virtualization for ARM 64 3.0.1.0 : kernel (EulerOS-SA-2019-1482)NessusHuawei Local Security Checks
high
106469OracleVM 3.4 : Unbreakable / etc (OVMSA-2018-0015) (BlueBorne) (Meltdown) (Spectre) (Stack Clash)NessusOracleVM Local Security Checks
critical
105248OracleVM 3.4 : Unbreakable / etc (OVMSA-2017-0174) (BlueBorne) (Dirty COW) (Stack Clash)NessusOracleVM Local Security Checks
high
105247Oracle Linux 6 / 7 : Unbreakable Enterprise kernel (ELSA-2017-3659)NessusOracle Linux Local Security Checks
high
103046RHEL 6 : MRG (RHSA-2017:2669)NessusRed Hat Local Security Checks
high
102774OracleVM 3.4 : Unbreakable / etc (OVMSA-2017-0145) (Stack Clash)NessusOracleVM Local Security Checks
critical
102773Oracle Linux 6 / 7 : Unbreakable Enterprise kernel (ELSA-2017-3609)NessusOracle Linux Local Security Checks
critical
102734CentOS 7 : kernel (CESA-2017:1842) (Stack Clash)NessusCentOS Local Security Checks
high
102645Scientific Linux Security Update : kernel on SL7.x x86_64 (20170801)NessusScientific Linux Local Security Checks
high
102349RHEL 7 : kernel (RHSA-2017:2437)NessusRed Hat Local Security Checks
high
102281Oracle Linux 7 : kernel (ELSA-2017-1842)NessusOracle Linux Local Security Checks
high
102151RHEL 7 : kernel-rt (RHSA-2017:2077)NessusRed Hat Local Security Checks
high
102143RHEL 7 : kernel (RHSA-2017:1842) (Stack Clash)NessusRed Hat Local Security Checks
high
101234Virtuozzo 7 : readykernel-patch (VZA-2017-063)NessusVirtuozzo Local Security Checks
high
101233Virtuozzo 7 : readykernel-patch (VZA-2017-062)NessusVirtuozzo Local Security Checks
high