VDB-100471 · CVE-2017-8065 · BID 97994

Linux Kernel up to 4.9.x/4.10.11 crypto/ccm.c memory corruption

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A vulnerability has been found in Linux Kernel up to 4.9.x/4.10.11 (Operating System) and classified as critical. Affected by this vulnerability is an unknown function of the file crypto/ccm.c. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a memory corruption vulnerability. The CWE definition for the vulnerability is CWE-119. The product performs operations on a memory buffer, but it can read from or write to a memory location that is outside of the intended boundary of the buffer. As an impact it is known to affect confidentiality, integrity, and availability.

The bug was discovered 04/16/2017. The weakness was released 04/23/2017 (oss-sec). It is possible to read the advisory at openwall.com. This vulnerability is known as CVE-2017-8065 since 04/23/2017. Attacking locally is a requirement. The successful exploitation requires a single authentication. Technical details of the vulnerability are known, but there is no available exploit.

The vulnerability was handled as a non-public zero-day exploit for at least 7 days. During that time the estimated underground price was around $0-$5k.

Upgrading to version 4.10.12 eliminates this vulnerability. Applying a patch is able to eliminate this problem. The bugfix is ready for download at git.kernel.org. The best possible mitigation is suggested to be patching the affected component.

Entries connected to this vulnerability are available at 100467, 100468, 100470 and 100472.







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Class: Memory corruption
CWE: CWE-119
ATT&CK: Unknown

Local: Yes
Remote: No

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Upgrade: Kernel 4.10.12
Patch: git.kernel.org


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Vendor: kernel.org

Advisory: 3b30460c5b0ed762be75a004e924ec3f8711e032
Status: Not defined
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CVE: CVE-2017-8065 (🔍)
SecurityFocus: 97994 - Linux Kernel 'crypto/ccm.c' Local Denial of Service Vulnerability
OSVDB: - CVE-2017-8065 - Linux - Memory Corruption Issue

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Created: 04/24/2017 12:06 AM
Updated: 12/02/2022 08:07 AM
Changes: 04/24/2017 12:06 AM (70), 12/02/2022 08:07 AM (4)
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