Linux Kernel up to 4.10.6 vmwgfx_surface.c vmw_surface_define_ioctl IOCTL Call out-of-bounds write

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A vulnerability, which was classified as problematic, was found in Linux Kernel up to 4.10.6 (Operating System). This affects the function vmw_surface_define_ioctl of the file drivers/gpu/drm/vmwgfx/vmwgfx_surface.c. The manipulation as part of a IOCTL Call leads to a out-of-bounds write vulnerability. CWE is classifying the issue as CWE-787. The software writes data past the end, or before the beginning, of the intended buffer. This is going to have an impact on confidentiality, integrity, and availability.

The bug was discovered 04/19/2017. The weakness was released 03/29/2017 (Website). The advisory is shared at This vulnerability is uniquely identified as CVE-2017-7294 since 03/28/2017. An attack has to be approached locally. Required for exploitation is a authentication. Technical details are known, but no exploit is available.

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 100023 (SUSE SLED12 / SLES12 Security Update : kernel (SUSE-SU-2017:1183-1)), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family SuSE Local Security Checks and running in the context l. The commercial vulnerability scanner Qualys is able to test this issue with plugin 169967 (SUSE Enterprise Linux Security Update for the Linux Kernel (SUSE-SU-2017:1183-1)).

Upgrading eliminates this vulnerability. A possible mitigation has been published 2 months after the disclosure of the vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the vulnerability database at Tenable (100023). Entry connected to this vulnerability is available at 99069.






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Class: Out-of-bounds write
CWE: CWE-787 / CWE-119
ATT&CK: Unknown

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Nessus ID: 100023
Nessus Name: SUSE SLED12 / SLES12 Security Update : kernel (SUSE-SU-2017:1183-1)
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OpenVAS ID: 850584
OpenVAS Name: SuSE Update for the openSUSE-SU-2017:1140-1 (the)
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03/28/2017 🔍
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Advisory: RHSA-2018:0676
Status: Not defined

CVE: CVE-2017-7294 (🔍)
SecurityFocus: 97177 - Linux Kernel CVE-2017-7294 Local Denial of Service Vulnerability
OSVDB: - CVE-2017-7294 - Linux - Integer Overflow Issue

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Created: 03/29/2017 10:41 AM
Updated: 11/22/2022 09:29 PM
Changes: 03/29/2017 10:41 AM (84), 11/22/2022 09:29 PM (4)
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