Vulnerability Name:

CVE-2017-6951

Assigned:2017-03-16
Published:2017-03-03
Updated:2018-01-04
Summary:The keyring_search_aux function in security/keys/keyring.c in the Linux kernel through 3.14.79 allows local users to cause a denial of service (NULL pointer dereference and OOPS) via a request_key system call for the "dead" type.
CVSS v3 Severity:5.5 Medium (CVSS v3 Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H)
4.8 Medium (Temporal CVSS v3 Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/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): None
Integrity (I): None
Availibility (A): High
6.2 Medium (CCN CVSS v3 Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H)
5.4 Medium (CCN Temporal CVSS v3 Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H/E:U/RL:O/RC:C)
Exploitability Metrics:Attack Vector (AV): Local
Attack Complexity (AC): Low
Privileges Required (PR): None
User Interaction (UI): None
Scope:Scope (S): Unchanged
Impact Metrics:Confidentiality (C): None
Integrity (I): None
Availibility (A): High
5.5 Medium (REDHAT CVSS v3 Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H)
4.8 Medium (REDHAT Temporal CVSS v3 Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/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): None
Integrity (I): None
Availibility (A): High
CVSS v2 Severity:4.9 Medium (CVSS v2 Vector: AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C)
Exploitability Metrics:Access Vector (AV): Local
Access Complexity (AC): Low
Authentication (Au): None
Impact Metrics:Confidentiality (C): None
Integrity (I): None
Availibility (A): Complete
4.9 Medium (CCN CVSS v2 Vector: AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C)
Exploitability Metrics:Access Vector (AV): Local
Access Complexity (AC): Low
Athentication (Au): None
Impact Metrics:Confidentiality (C): None
Integrity (I): None
Availibility (A): Complete
Vulnerability Type:CWE-476
References:Source: BID
Type: VENDOR_ADVISORY
96943

Source: MISC
Type: VENDOR_ADVISORY
http://www.spinics.net/lists/keyrings/msg01845.html

Source: MISC
Type: VENDOR_ADVISORY
http://www.spinics.net/lists/keyrings/msg01846.html

Source: MISC
Type: VENDOR_ADVISORY
http://www.spinics.net/lists/keyrings/msg01849.html

Source: REDHAT
Type: UNKNOWN
RHSA-2017:1842

Source: REDHAT
Type: UNKNOWN
RHSA-2017:2077

Source: REDHAT
Type: UNKNOWN
RHSA-2017:2669

Source: XF
Type: UNKNOWN
linux-kernel-cve20176951-dos(123423)

Vulnerable Configuration:Configuration 1:
  • cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:3.14.79:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

  • Configuration RedHat 1:
  • cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:7:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

  • Configuration RedHat 2:
  • cpe:/a:redhat:rhel_extras_rt:7:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

  • Configuration CCN 1:
  • cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:3.14.79:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
  • AND
  • cpe:/a:ibm:powerkvm:2.1:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
  • OR cpe:/a:ibm:powerkvm:3.1:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

  • Denotes that component is vulnerable
    Oval Definitions
    Definition IDClassTitleLast Modified
    oval:org.opensuse.security:def:20176951
    V
    CVE-2017-6951
    2018-01-23
    oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20171842
    P
    RHSA-2017:1842: kernel security, bug fix, and enhancement update (Important)
    2017-08-01
    oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20172077
    P
    RHSA-2017:2077: kernel-rt security, bug fix, and enhancement update (Important)
    2017-08-01
    oval:com.ubuntu.xenial:def:20176951000
    V
    CVE-2017-6951 on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (xenial) - medium.
    2017-03-16
    oval:com.ubuntu.precise:def:20176951000
    V
    CVE-2017-6951 on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (precise) - medium.
    2017-03-16
    oval:com.ubuntu.trusty:def:20176951000
    V
    CVE-2017-6951 on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (trusty) - medium.
    2017-03-16
    BACK
    linux linux_kernel 3.14.79
    redhat enterprise_linux 7
    redhat rhel_extras_rt 7