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CVE-2018-12233 Detail

Current Description

In the ea_get function in fs/jfs/xattr.c in the Linux kernel through 4.17.1, a memory corruption bug in JFS can be triggered by calling setxattr twice with two different extended attribute names on the same file. This vulnerability can be triggered by an unprivileged user with the ability to create files and execute programs. A kmalloc call is incorrect, leading to slab-out-of-bounds in jfs_xattr.

Source:  MITRE
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Impact

CVSS v3.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 7.8 HIGH
Vector: AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/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): None
User Interaction (UI): Required
Scope (S): Unchanged
Confidentiality (C): High
Integrity (I): High
Availability (A): High

CVSS v2.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 6.8 MEDIUM
Vector: (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P) (V2 legend)
Impact Subscore: 6.4
Exploitability Subscore: 8.6


Access Vector (AV): Network
Access Complexity (AC): Medium
Authentication (AU): None
Confidentiality (C): Partial
Integrity (I): Partial
Availability (A): Partial
Additional Information:
Victim must voluntarily interact with attack mechanism
Allows unauthorized disclosure of information
Allows unauthorized modification
Allows disruption of service

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Hyperlink Resource
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/104452 Third Party Advisory VDB Entry
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://lkml.org/lkml/2018/6/2/2 Third Party Advisory
https://marc.info/?l=linux-kernel&m=152814391530549&w=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/3753-1/ Third Party Advisory
https://usn.ubuntu.com/3753-2/ Third Party Advisory
https://usn.ubuntu.com/3754-1/ Third Party Advisory

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

Known Affected Software Configurations Switch to CPE 2.2

Configuration 1 ( hide )
 cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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Up to (including)
4.17.1

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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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2018-12233
NVD Published Date:
06/12/2018
NVD Last Modified:
03/27/2019