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CVE-2018-7191 Detail

Current Description

In the tun subsystem in the Linux kernel before 4.13.14, dev_get_valid_name is not called before register_netdevice. This allows local users to cause a denial of service (NULL pointer dereference and panic) via an ioctl(TUNSETIFF) call with a dev name containing a / character. This is similar to CVE-2013-4343.

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: 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://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2019-05/msg00071.html
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2019-06/msg00039.html
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2019-06/msg00048.html
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/108380
https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux/+bug/1743792 Exploit Third Party Advisory
https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux/+bug/1748846 Patch Third Party Advisory
https://cdn.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v4.x/ChangeLog-4.13.14 Release Notes Vendor Advisory
https://git.kernel.org/cgit/linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux.git/commit/?id=0ad646c81b2182f7fa67ec0c8c825e0ee165696d Patch Third Party Advisory Vendor Advisory
https://git.kernel.org/cgit/linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux.git/commit/?id=5c25f65fd1e42685f7ccd80e0621829c105785d9 Patch Vendor Advisory
https://github.com/torvalds/linux/commit/0ad646c81b2182f7fa67ec0c8c825e0ee165696d Patch Third Party Advisory
https://github.com/torvalds/linux/commit/5c25f65fd1e42685f7ccd80e0621829c105785d9 Patch Third Party Advisory

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

  • NULL Pointer Dereference (CWE-476)

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)
4.13.14


Change History

5 change records found - show changes

Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2018-7191
NVD Published Date:
05/17/2019
NVD Last Modified:
05/31/2019