CVE-2017-9211

medium

Description

The crypto_skcipher_init_tfm function in crypto/skcipher.c in the Linux kernel through 4.11.2 relies on a setkey function that lacks a key-size check, which allows local users to cause a denial of service (NULL pointer dereference) via a crafted application.

References

http://git.kernel.org/cgit/linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux.git/commit/?id=9933e113c2e87a9f46a40fde8dafbf801dca1ab9

https://github.com/torvalds/linux/commit/9933e113c2e87a9f46a40fde8dafbf801dca1ab9

https://patchwork.kernel.org/patch/9718933/

Details

Source: MITRE

Published: 2017-05-23

Updated: 2017-06-08

Type: CWE-476

Risk Information

CVSS v2

Base Score: 4.9

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

Impact Score: 6.9

Exploitability Score: 3.9

Severity: MEDIUM

CVSS v3

Base Score: 5.5

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

Impact Score: 3.6

Exploitability Score: 1.8

Severity: MEDIUM