CVE-2018-1095

HIGH

Description

The ext4_xattr_check_entries function in fs/ext4/xattr.c in the Linux kernel through 4.15.15 does not properly validate xattr sizes, which causes misinterpretation of a size as an error code, and consequently allows attackers to cause a denial of service (get_acl NULL pointer dereference and system crash) via a crafted ext4 image.

References

http://openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2018/03/29/1

https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2018:2948

https://bugzilla.kernel.org/show_bug.cgi?id=199185

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1560793

https://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/tytso/ext4.git/commit/?id=ce3fd194fcc6fbdc00ce095a852f22df97baa401

https://usn.ubuntu.com/3695-1/

https://usn.ubuntu.com/3695-2/

Details

Source: MITRE

Published: 2018-04-02

Updated: 2018-10-31

Type: CWE-476

Risk Information

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.1

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

Impact Score: 6.9

Exploitability Score: 8.6

Severity: HIGH

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 5.5

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

Impact Score: 3.6

Exploitability Score: 1.8

Severity: MEDIUM