CVE-2017-11171 Detail

Current Description

Bad reference counting in the context of accept_ice_connection() in gsm-xsmp-server.c in old versions of gnome-session up until version 2.29.92 allows a local attacker to establish ICE connections to gnome-session with invalid authentication data (an invalid magic cookie). Each failed authentication attempt will leak a file descriptor in gnome-session. When the maximum number of file descriptors is exhausted in the gnome-session process, it will enter an infinite loop trying to communicate without success, consuming 100% of the CPU. The graphical session associated with the gnome-session process will stop working correctly, because communication with gnome-session is no longer possible.


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Severity



CVSS 3.x Severity and Metrics:

NIST CVSS score
NIST: NVD
Base Score:  5.5 MEDIUM
Vector:  CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H


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Hyperlink Resource
https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1025068 Issue Tracking  Third Party Advisory 
https://github.com/GNOME/gnome-session/commit/b0dc999e0b45355314616321dbb6cb71e729fc9d Third Party Advisory 

Weakness Enumeration

CWE-ID CWE Name Source
CWE-835 Loop with Unreachable Exit Condition ('Infinite Loop') cwe source acceptance level NIST  

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2017-11171
NVD Published Date:
07/11/2017
NVD Last Modified:
10/02/2019
Source:
MITRE