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CVE-2018-18690 Detail

Current Description

In the Linux kernel before 4.17, a local attacker able to set attributes on an xfs filesystem could make this filesystem non-operational until the next mount by triggering an unchecked error condition during an xfs attribute change, because xfs_attr_shortform_addname in fs/xfs/libxfs/xfs_attr.c mishandles ATTR_REPLACE operations with conversion of an attr from short to long form.

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 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: 4.9 MEDIUM
Vector: (AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C) (V2 legend)
Impact Subscore: 6.9
Exploitability Subscore: 3.9


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

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Hyperlink Resource
http://git.kernel.org/cgit/linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux.git/commit/?id=7b38460dc8e4eafba06c78f8e37099d3b34d473c Patch Vendor Advisory
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/105753 Third Party Advisory VDB Entry
https://bugzilla.kernel.org/show_bug.cgi?id=199119 Exploit Issue Tracking Vendor Advisory
https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1105025 Issue Tracking Third Party Advisory
https://github.com/torvalds/linux/commit/7b38460dc8e4eafba06c78f8e37099d3b34d473c 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)

  • Data Processing Errors (CWE-19)

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 (excluding)
4.17

Configuration 2 ( 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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Configuration 3 ( hide )
 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-2018-18690
NVD Published Date:
10/26/2018
NVD Last Modified:
04/03/2019