VDB-110249 · CVE-2017-15868 · BID 102084

Linux Kernel up to 3.18 l2cap Socket core.c bnep_add_connection Crafted Application access control

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A vulnerability was found in Linux Kernel up to 3.18 (Operating System). It has been rated as critical. This issue affects the function bnep_add_connection of the file net/bluetooth/bnep/core.c of the component l2cap Socket. The manipulation as part of a Crafted Application leads to a access control vulnerability. Using CWE to declare the problem leads to CWE-264. Impacted is confidentiality, integrity, and availability. The summary by CVE is:

The bnep_add_connection function in net/bluetooth/bnep/core.c in the Linux kernel before 3.19 does not ensure that an l2cap socket is available, which allows local users to gain privileges via a crafted application.

The weakness was shared 12/05/2017 as confirmed git commit (GIT Repository). The advisory is shared at git.kernel.org. The identification of this vulnerability is CVE-2017-15868 since 10/24/2017. An attack has to be approached locally. Required for exploitation is a simple authentication. Technical details are known, but no exploit is available. MITRE ATT&CK project uses the attack technique T1068 for this issue.

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 105116 (Debian DLA-1200-1 : linux security update (KRACK)), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family Debian Local Security Checks. The commercial vulnerability scanner Qualys is able to test this issue with plugin 170629 (SUSE Enterprise Linux Security Update for the Linux Kernel (SUSE-SU-2018:0011-1) (Spectre/Meltdown)).

Upgrading to version 3.19 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 upgrading to the latest version.

The vulnerability is also documented in the vulnerability database at Tenable (105116).







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Class: Access control
CWE: CWE-264

Local: Yes
Remote: No

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Status: Not defined

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Nessus ID: 105116
Nessus Name: Debian DLA-1200-1 : linux security update (KRACK)
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OpenVAS ID: 831717
OpenVAS Name: Debian Security Advisory DSA 4082-1 (linux - security update)
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Recommended: Upgrade
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Upgrade: Kernel 3.19
Patch: git.kernel.org


10/24/2017 🔍
12/04/2017 +40 days 🔍
12/05/2017 +1 days 🔍
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12/06/2017 +1 days 🔍
01/17/2023 +1868 days 🔍


Vendor: kernel.org

Advisory: 71bb99a02b32b4cc4265118e85f6035ca72923f0
Researcher: Al Viro
Status: Confirmed
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CVE: CVE-2017-15868 (🔍)

SecurityFocus: 102084


Created: 12/06/2017 08:07 AM
Updated: 01/17/2023 08:26 AM
Changes: 12/06/2017 08:07 AM (48), 11/09/2019 01:02 PM (30), 01/25/2021 06:57 PM (2), 01/25/2021 06:59 PM (3), 01/25/2021 07:03 PM (1), 01/17/2023 08:21 AM (3), 01/17/2023 08:26 AM (1)
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