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CVE-2017-17053 Detail

Current Description

The init_new_context function in arch/x86/include/asm/mmu_context.h in the Linux kernel before 4.12.10 does not correctly handle errors from LDT table allocation when forking a new process, allowing a local attacker to achieve a use-after-free or possibly have unspecified other impact by running a specially crafted program. This vulnerability only affected kernels built with CONFIG_MODIFY_LDT_SYSCALL=y.

Source:  MITRE
Description Last Modified:  11/28/2017
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Impact

CVSS v3.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 7.0 HIGH
Vector: AV:L/AC:H/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H (V3 legend)
Impact Score: 5.9
Exploitability Score: 1.0


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

CVSS v2.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 6.9 MEDIUM
Vector: (AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C) (V2 legend)
Impact Subscore: 10.0
Exploitability Subscore: 3.4


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

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Hyperlink Resource
http://git.kernel.org/cgit/linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux.git/commit/?id=ccd5b3235180eef3cfec337df1c8554ab151b5cc Issue Tracking Patch
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/102010 Third Party Advisory VDB Entry
https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2018:0676 Third Party Advisory
https://github.com/torvalds/linux/commit/ccd5b3235180eef3cfec337df1c8554ab151b5cc Patch
https://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v4.x/ChangeLog-4.12.10 Issue Tracking

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

Known Affected Software Configurations Switch to CPE 2.2

Configuration 1 ( hide )
 cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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Up to (excluding)
4.12.10


Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2017-17053
NVD Published Date:
11/28/2017
NVD Last Modified:
12/19/2018