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CVE-2018-12232 Detail

Current Description

In net/socket.c in the Linux kernel through 4.17.1, there is a race condition between fchownat and close in cases where they target the same socket file descriptor, related to the sock_close and sockfs_setattr functions. fchownat does not increment the file descriptor reference count, which allows close to set the socket to NULL during fchownat's execution, leading to a NULL pointer dereference and system crash.

Source:  MITRE
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Severity



CVSS 3.x Severity and Metrics:

NIST CVSS score
NIST: NVD
Base Score: 5.9 MEDIUM
Vector:  CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/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=6d8c50dcb029872b298eea68cc6209c866fd3e14 Patch Third Party Advisory
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/104453 Third Party Advisory VDB Entry
https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2018:2948
https://github.com/torvalds/linux/commit/6d8c50dcb029872b298eea68cc6209c866fd3e14 Patch Third Party Advisory
https://lkml.org/lkml/2018/6/5/14 Third Party Advisory
https://patchwork.ozlabs.org/patch/926519/ Patch Third Party Advisory
https://usn.ubuntu.com/3752-1/
https://usn.ubuntu.com/3752-2/
https://usn.ubuntu.com/3752-3/

Weakness Enumeration

CWE-ID CWE Name Source
CWE-362 Concurrent Execution using Shared Resource with Improper Synchronization ('Race Condition') NIST  

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)
4.17.1


Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2018-12232
NVD Published Date:
06/12/2018
NVD Last Modified:
10/31/2018