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CVE-2015-7550 Detail

Description

The keyctl_read_key function in security/keys/keyctl.c in the Linux kernel before 4.3.4 does not properly use a semaphore, which allows local users to cause a denial of service (NULL pointer dereference and system crash) or possibly have unspecified other impact via a crafted application that leverages a race condition between keyctl_revoke and keyctl_read calls.

Source:  MITRE
Description Last Modified:  02/07/2016

Evaluator Description

CWE-476: NULL Pointer Dereference

Impact

CVSS v3.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 5.5 MEDIUM
Vector: AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H (V3 legend)
Impact Score: 3.6
Exploitability Score: 1.8


Attack Vector (AV): Local
Attack Complexity (AC): Low
Privileges Required (PR): Low
User Interaction (UI): None
Scope (S): Unchanged
Confidentiality (C): None
Integrity (I): None
Availability (A): High

CVSS v2.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 4.9 MEDIUM
Vector: (AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C) (V2 legend)
Impact Subscore: 6.9
Exploitability Subscore: 3.9


Access Vector (AV): Local
Access Complexity (AC): Low
Authentication (AU): None
Confidentiality (C): None
Integrity (I): None
Availability (A): Complete
Additional Information:
Allows disruption of service

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Hyperlink Resource
http://git.kernel.org/cgit/linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux.git/commit/?id=b4a1b4f5047e4f54e194681125c74c0aa64d637d Vendor Advisory
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2016-03/msg00094.html
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2016-04/msg00045.html
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2016-08/msg00038.html
http://www.debian.org/security/2016/dsa-3434
http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v4.x/ChangeLog-4.3.4 Vendor Advisory
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/79903
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-2888-1
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-2890-1
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-2890-2
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-2890-3
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-2911-1
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-2911-2
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1291197
https://github.com/torvalds/linux/commit/b4a1b4f5047e4f54e194681125c74c0aa64d637d
https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/CVE-2015-7550

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2015-7550
NVD Published Date:
02/07/2016
NVD Last Modified:
11/03/2017