CVE-2018-16885

MEDIUM

Description

A flaw was found in the Linux kernel that allows the userspace to call memcpy_fromiovecend() and similar functions with a zero offset and buffer length which causes the read beyond the buffer boundaries, in certain cases causing a memory access fault and a system halt by accessing invalid memory address. This issue only affects kernel version 3.10.x as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.

References

http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/106296

https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2019:2029

https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2019:2043

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=CVE-2018-16885

Details

Source: MITRE

Published: 2019-01-03

Updated: 2019-08-06

Type: CWE-125

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