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CVE-2017-16994 Detail

Description

The walk_hugetlb_range function in mm/pagewalk.c in the Linux kernel before 4.14.2 mishandles holes in hugetlb ranges, which allows local users to obtain sensitive information from uninitialized kernel memory via crafted use of the mincore() system call.


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Hyperlink Resource
http://git.kernel.org/cgit/linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux.git/commit/?id=373c4557d2aa362702c4c2d41288fb1e54990b7c Patch 
http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v4.x/ChangeLog-4.14.2 Release Notes 
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/101969 Third Party Advisory  VDB Entry 
https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2018:0502
https://bugs.chromium.org/p/project-zero/issues/detail?id=1431 Exploit  Issue Tracking  Patch 
https://github.com/torvalds/linux/commit/373c4557d2aa362702c4c2d41288fb1e54990b7c Patch 
https://usn.ubuntu.com/3617-1/
https://usn.ubuntu.com/3617-2/
https://usn.ubuntu.com/3617-3/
https://usn.ubuntu.com/3619-1/
https://usn.ubuntu.com/3619-2/
https://usn.ubuntu.com/3632-1/
https://www.exploit-db.com/exploits/43178/ Exploit  Third Party Advisory  VDB Entry 

Weakness Enumeration

CWE-ID CWE Name Source
CWE-200 Exposure of Sensitive Information to an Unauthorized Actor cwe source acceptance level NIST  

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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2017-16994
NVD Published Date:
11/27/2017
NVD Last Modified:
04/24/2018
Source:
MITRE