CVE-2017-18208 Detail

Current Description

The madvise_willneed function in mm/madvise.c in the Linux kernel before 4.14.4 allows local users to cause a denial of service (infinite loop) by triggering use of MADVISE_WILLNEED for a DAX mapping.


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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
http://git.kernel.org/cgit/linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux.git/commit/?id=6ea8d958a2c95a1d514015d4e29ba21a8c0a1a91 Vendor Advisory 
https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2018:2948
https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2018:3083
https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2018:3096
https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2019:3967
https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2019:4057
https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2019:4058
https://github.com/torvalds/linux/commit/6ea8d958a2c95a1d514015d4e29ba21a8c0a1a91 Third Party Advisory 
https://usn.ubuntu.com/3619-1/
https://usn.ubuntu.com/3619-2/
https://usn.ubuntu.com/3653-1/
https://usn.ubuntu.com/3653-2/
https://usn.ubuntu.com/3655-1/
https://usn.ubuntu.com/3655-2/
https://usn.ubuntu.com/3657-1/
https://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v4.x/ChangeLog-4.14.4 Vendor 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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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2017-18208
NVD Published Date:
03/01/2018
NVD Last Modified:
10/02/2019
Source:
MITRE