Vulnerability Name:

CVE-2017-14179

Assigned:2017-09-07
Published:2017-10-23
Updated:2018-02-15
Summary:Apport before 2.13 does not properly handle crashes originating from a PID namespace allowing local users to create certain files as root which an attacker could leverage to perform a denial of service via resource exhaustion, possibly gain root privileges, or escape from containers.
CVSS v3 Severity:7.8 High (CVSS v3 Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H)
6.8 Medium (Temporal CVSS v3 Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:U/RL:O/RC:C)
Exploitability Metrics:Attack Vector (AV): Local
Attack Complexity (AC): Low
Privileges Required (PR): Low
User Interaction (UI): None
Scope:Scope (S): Unchanged
Impact Metrics:Confidentiality (C): High
Integrity (I): High
Availibility (A): High
7.8 High (CCN CVSS v3 Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H)
6.8 Medium (CCN Temporal CVSS v3 Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:U/RL:O/RC:C)
Exploitability Metrics:Attack Vector (AV): Local
Attack Complexity (AC): Low
Privileges Required (PR): Low
User Interaction (UI): None
Scope:Scope (S): Unchanged
Impact Metrics:Confidentiality (C): High
Integrity (I): High
Availibility (A): High
CVSS v2 Severity:7.2 High (CVSS v2 Vector: AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
Exploitability Metrics:Access Vector (AV): Local
Access Complexity (AC): Low
Authentication (Au): None
Impact Metrics:Confidentiality (C): Complete
Integrity (I): Complete
Availibility (A): Complete
6.8 Medium (CCN CVSS v2 Vector: AV:L/AC:L/Au:S/C:C/I:C/A:C)
Exploitability Metrics:Access Vector (AV): Local
Access Complexity (AC): Low
Athentication (Au): Single_Instance
Impact Metrics:Confidentiality (C): Complete
Integrity (I): Complete
Availibility (A): Complete
Vulnerability Type:CWE-400
References:Source: XF
Type: UNKNOWN
ubuntu-cve201714179-dos(138845)

Source: CONFIRM
Type: VENDOR_ADVISORY
https://launchpad.net/bugs/1726372

Source: CONFIRM
Type: VENDOR_ADVISORY
https://people.canonical.com/~ubuntu-security/cve/?cve=CVE-2017-14179

Vulnerable Configuration:
Configuration 2:
  • cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.04::~~lts~~~:*:*:*:*:*
  • OR cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:16.04::~~lts~~~:*:*:*:*:*
  • OR cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:17.04:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
  • OR cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:17.10:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
  • OR cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:18.04::~~lts~~~:*:*:*:*:*

  • Denotes that component is vulnerable
    Oval Definitions
    Definition IDClassTitleLast Modified
    oval:com.ubuntu.trusty:def:201714179000
    V
    CVE-2017-14179 on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (trusty) - medium.
    2018-02-02
    oval:com.ubuntu.xenial:def:201714179000
    V
    CVE-2017-14179 on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (xenial) - medium.
    2018-02-02
    oval:com.ubuntu.artful:def:201714179000
    V
    CVE-2017-14179 on Ubuntu 17.10 (artful) - medium.
    2018-02-02
    BACK
    canonical ubuntu linux 14.04
    canonical ubuntu linux 16.04
    canonical ubuntu linux 17.04
    canonical ubuntu linux 17.10
    canonical ubuntu linux 18.04