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CVE-2017-2616 Detail

Current Description

A race condition was found in util-linux before 2.32.1 in the way su handled the management of child processes. A local authenticated attacker could use this flaw to kill other processes with root privileges under specific conditions.

Source:  MITRE
Description Last Modified:  07/27/2018
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Impact

CVSS v3.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 4.7 MEDIUM
Vector: AV:L/AC:H/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H (V3 legend)
Impact Score: 3.6
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): None
Integrity (I): None
Availability (A): High

CVSS v2.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 4.7 MEDIUM
Vector: (AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C) (V2 legend)
Impact Subscore: 6.9
Exploitability Subscore: 3.4


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

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Hyperlink Resource
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2017-0654.html Third Party Advisory
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/96404 Third Party Advisory VDB Entry
http://www.securitytracker.com/id/1038271 Third Party Advisory VDB Entry
https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2017:0907 Third Party Advisory
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=CVE-2017-2616 Issue Tracking Patch Third Party Advisory
https://github.com/karelzak/util-linux/commit/dffab154d29a288aa171ff50263ecc8f2e14a891 Patch Third Party Advisory
https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201706-02 Third Party Advisory
https://www.debian.org/security/2017/dsa-3793 Third Party Advisory

Technical Details

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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2017-2616
NVD Published Date:
07/27/2018
NVD Last Modified:
09/21/2018