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CVE-2017-5669 Detail

Current Description

The do_shmat function in ipc/shm.c in the Linux kernel through 4.9.12 does not restrict the address calculated by a certain rounding operation, which allows local users to map page zero, and consequently bypass a protection mechanism that exists for the mmap system call, by making crafted shmget and shmat system calls in a privileged context.

Source:  MITRE
Description Last Modified:  02/24/2017
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Impact

CVSS v3.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 7.8 HIGH
Vector: AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H (V3 legend)
Impact Score: 5.9
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): High
Integrity (I): High
Availability (A): High

CVSS v2.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 4.6 MEDIUM
Vector: (AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P) (V2 legend)
Impact Subscore: 6.4
Exploitability Subscore: 3.9


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

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Hyperlink Resource
http://www.debian.org/security/2017/dsa-3804
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/96754
http://www.securitytracker.com/id/1037918
https://bugzilla.kernel.org/show_bug.cgi?id=192931 Issue Tracking Patch
https://github.com/torvalds/linux/commit/e1d35d4dc7f089e6c9c080d556feedf9c706f0c7 Issue Tracking Patch Third Party Advisory
https://usn.ubuntu.com/3583-1/
https://usn.ubuntu.com/3583-2/

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

  • Permissions, Privileges, and Access Control (CWE-264)

Known Affected Software Configurations Switch to CPE 2.2

Configuration 1 ( hide )
 cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
     Show Matching CPE(s)
Up to (including)
4.9.12


Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2017-5669
NVD Published Date:
02/24/2017
NVD Last Modified:
03/15/2018