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CVE-2018-12896 Detail

Current Description

An issue was discovered in the Linux kernel through 4.17.3. An Integer Overflow in kernel/time/posix-timers.c in the POSIX timer code is caused by the way the overrun accounting works. Depending on interval and expiry time values, the overrun can be larger than INT_MAX, but the accounting is int based. This basically makes the accounting values, which are visible to user space via timer_getoverrun(2) and siginfo::si_overrun, random. For example, a local user can cause a denial of service (signed integer overflow) via crafted mmap, futex, timer_create, and timer_settime system calls.

Source:  MITRE
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Impact

CVSS v3.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 5.5 MEDIUM
Vector: AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H (V3.0 legend)
Impact Score: 3.6
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): None
Integrity (I): None
Availability (A): High

CVSS v2.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 2.1 LOW
Vector: (AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P) (V2 legend)
Impact Subscore: 2.9
Exploitability Subscore: 3.9


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

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Hyperlink Resource
https://bugzilla.kernel.org/show_bug.cgi?id=200189 Issue Tracking Vendor Advisory
https://github.com/lcytxw/bug_repro/tree/master/bug_200189 Exploit Third Party Advisory
https://github.com/torvalds/linux/commit/78c9c4dfbf8c04883941445a195276bb4bb92c76 Patch Third Party Advisory
https://lists.debian.org/debian-lts-announce/2019/03/msg00017.html Mailing List Third Party Advisory
https://lists.debian.org/debian-lts-announce/2019/03/msg00034.html Mailing List Third Party Advisory
https://lists.debian.org/debian-lts-announce/2019/04/msg00004.html Mailing List Third Party Advisory
https://usn.ubuntu.com/3847-1/ Third Party Advisory
https://usn.ubuntu.com/3847-2/ Third Party Advisory
https://usn.ubuntu.com/3847-3/ Third Party Advisory
https://usn.ubuntu.com/3848-1/ Third Party Advisory
https://usn.ubuntu.com/3848-2/ Third Party Advisory
https://usn.ubuntu.com/3849-1/ Third Party Advisory
https://usn.ubuntu.com/3849-2/ Third Party Advisory

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

  • Integer Overflow or Wraparound (CWE-190)

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)
4.17.3

Configuration 2 ( hide )
 cpe:2.3:o:debian:debian_linux:8.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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Configuration 3 ( hide )
 cpe:2.3:o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:12.04:*:*:*:esm:*:*:*
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 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-2018-12896
NVD Published Date:
07/02/2018
NVD Last Modified:
04/03/2019