CVE-2017-9242

MEDIUM

Description

The __ip6_append_data function in net/ipv6/ip6_output.c in the Linux kernel through 4.11.3 is too late in checking whether an overwrite of an skb data structure may occur, which allows local users to cause a denial of service (system crash) via crafted system calls.

References

http://git.kernel.org/cgit/linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux.git/commit/?id=232cd35d0804cc241eb887bb8d4d9b3b9881c64a

http://www.debian.org/security/2017/dsa-3886

http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/98731

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

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

https://github.com/torvalds/linux/commit/232cd35d0804cc241eb887bb8d4d9b3b9881c64a

https://patchwork.ozlabs.org/patch/764880/

Details

Source: MITRE

Published: 2017-05-27

Updated: 2018-01-05

Type: CWE-20

Risk Information

CVSS v2.0

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 v3.0

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