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CVE-2017-17864 Detail

Current Description

kernel/bpf/verifier.c in the Linux kernel through 4.14.8 mishandles states_equal comparisons between the pointer data type and the UNKNOWN_VALUE data type, which allows local users to obtain potentially sensitive address information, aka a "pointer leak."

Source:  MITRE
Description Last Modified:  12/25/2017
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Impact

CVSS v3.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 3.3 LOW
Vector: AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:N/A:N (V3 legend)
Impact Score: 1.4
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): Low
Integrity (I): None
Availability (A): None

CVSS v2.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 2.1 LOW
Vector: (AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N) (V2 legend)
Impact Subscore: 2.9
Exploitability Subscore: 3.9


Access Vector (AV): Local
Access Complexity (AC): Low
Authentication (AU): None
Confidentiality (C): Partial
Integrity (I): None
Availability (A): None
Additional Information:
Allows unauthorized disclosure of information

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Hyperlink Resource
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/102320 Third Party Advisory VDB Entry
http://www.securitytracker.com/id/1040059 Third Party Advisory VDB Entry
https://anonscm.debian.org/cgit/kernel/linux.git/commit/?h=stretch-security&id=ad775f6ff7eebb93eedc2f592bc974260e7757b0 Third Party Advisory
https://anonscm.debian.org/cgit/kernel/linux.git/tree/debian/patches/bugfix/all/bpf-verifier-fix-states_equal-comparison-of-pointer-and-unknown.patch?h=stretch-security Third Party Advisory
https://usn.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-3523-2/
https://www.debian.org/security/2017/dsa-4073 Third Party Advisory

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

  • Information Leak / Disclosure (CWE-200)

Vulnerable software and versions Switch to CPE 2.3

Configuration 1
OR
cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel    versions up to (including) 4.14.8
Configuration 2
OR
cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:9.0

Denotes Vulnerable Software
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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2017-17864
NVD Published Date:
12/27/2017
NVD Last Modified:
01/12/2018