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CVE-2018-1000204 Detail

Current Description

** DISPUTED ** Linux Kernel version 3.18 to 4.16 incorrectly handles an SG_IO ioctl on /dev/sg0 with dxfer_direction=SG_DXFER_FROM_DEV and an empty 6-byte cmdp. This may lead to copying up to 1000 kernel heap pages to the userspace. This has been fixed upstream in https://github.com/torvalds/linux/commit/a45b599ad808c3c982fdcdc12b0b8611c2f92824 already. The problem has limited scope, as users don't usually have permissions to access SCSI devices. On the other hand, e.g. the Nero user manual suggests doing `chmod o+r+w /dev/sg*` to make the devices accessible. NOTE: third parties dispute the relevance of this report, noting that the requirement for an attacker to have both the CAP_SYS_ADMIN and CAP_SYS_RAWIO capabilities makes it "virtually impossible to exploit."

Source:  MITRE
Description Last Modified:  07/02/2018
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Impact

CVSS v3.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 5.3 MEDIUM
Vector: AV:N/AC:H/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:N/A:N (V3 legend)
Impact Score: 3.6
Exploitability Score: 1.6


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

CVSS v2.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 6.3 MEDIUM
Vector: (AV:N/AC:M/Au:S/C:C/I:N/A:N) (V2 legend)
Impact Subscore: 6.9
Exploitability Subscore: 6.8


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

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Hyperlink Resource
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2019-05/msg00043.html
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2018/06/26/3 Mailing List Third Party Advisory
https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2018:2948 Third Party Advisory
https://github.com/torvalds/linux/commit/a45b599ad808c3c982fdcdc12b0b8611c2f92824 Patch Third Party Advisory
https://lists.debian.org/debian-lts-announce/2018/07/msg00015.html Third Party Advisory
https://lists.debian.org/debian-lts-announce/2018/07/msg00016.html Third Party Advisory
https://lists.debian.org/debian-lts-announce/2018/07/msg00020.html Third Party Advisory
https://usn.ubuntu.com/3696-1/ Third Party Advisory
https://usn.ubuntu.com/3696-2/ Third Party Advisory
https://usn.ubuntu.com/3752-1/ Third Party Advisory
https://usn.ubuntu.com/3752-2/ Third Party Advisory
https://usn.ubuntu.com/3752-3/ Third Party Advisory
https://usn.ubuntu.com/3754-1/ Third Party Advisory

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:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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From (including)
3.18
Up to (including)
4.16

Configuration 2 ( hide )
 cpe:2.3:o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.04:*:*:*:lts:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:16.04:*:*:*:lts:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:18.04:*:*:*:lts:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:o:debian:debian_linux:8.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2018-1000204
NVD Published Date:
06/26/2018
NVD Last Modified:
05/20/2019