ID CVE-2017-14497
Summary The tpacket_rcv function in net/packet/af_packet.c in the Linux kernel before 4.13 mishandles vnet headers, which might allow local users to cause a denial of service (buffer overflow, and disk and memory corruption) or possibly have unspecified other impact via crafted system calls.
References
Vulnerable Configurations
  • Linux Kernel 4.12.14
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:4.12.14
CVSS
Base: 7.2
Impact:
Exploitability:
CWE CWE-119
CAPEC
  • Buffer Overflow via Environment Variables
    This attack pattern involves causing a buffer overflow through manipulation of environment variables. Once the attacker finds that they can modify an environment variable, they may try to overflow associated buffers. This attack leverages implicit trust often placed in environment variables.
  • Overflow Buffers
    Buffer Overflow attacks target improper or missing bounds checking on buffer operations, typically triggered by input injected by an attacker. As a consequence, an attacker is able to write past the boundaries of allocated buffer regions in memory, causing a program crash or potentially redirection of execution as per the attackers' choice.
  • Client-side Injection-induced Buffer Overflow
    This type of attack exploits a buffer overflow vulnerability in targeted client software through injection of malicious content from a custom-built hostile service.
  • Filter Failure through Buffer Overflow
    In this attack, the idea is to cause an active filter to fail by causing an oversized transaction. An attacker may try to feed overly long input strings to the program in an attempt to overwhelm the filter (by causing a buffer overflow) and hoping that the filter does not fail securely (i.e. the user input is let into the system unfiltered).
  • MIME Conversion
    An attacker exploits a weakness in the MIME conversion routine to cause a buffer overflow and gain control over the mail server machine. The MIME system is designed to allow various different information formats to be interpreted and sent via e-mail. Attack points exist when data are converted to MIME compatible format and back.
  • Overflow Binary Resource File
    An attack of this type exploits a buffer overflow vulnerability in the handling of binary resources. Binary resources may include music files like MP3, image files like JPEG files, and any other binary file. These attacks may pass unnoticed to the client machine through normal usage of files, such as a browser loading a seemingly innocent JPEG file. This can allow the attacker access to the execution stack and execute arbitrary code in the target process. This attack pattern is a variant of standard buffer overflow attacks using an unexpected vector (binary files) to wrap its attack and open up a new attack vector. The attacker is required to either directly serve the binary content to the victim, or place it in a locale like a MP3 sharing application, for the victim to download. The attacker then is notified upon the download or otherwise locates the vulnerability opened up by the buffer overflow.
  • Buffer Overflow via Symbolic Links
    This type of attack leverages the use of symbolic links to cause buffer overflows. An attacker can try to create or manipulate a symbolic link file such that its contents result in out of bounds data. When the target software processes the symbolic link file, it could potentially overflow internal buffers with insufficient bounds checking.
  • Overflow Variables and Tags
    This type of attack leverages the use of tags or variables from a formatted configuration data to cause buffer overflow. The attacker crafts a malicious HTML page or configuration file that includes oversized strings, thus causing an overflow.
  • Buffer Overflow via Parameter Expansion
    In this attack, the target software is given input that the attacker knows will be modified and expanded in size during processing. This attack relies on the target software failing to anticipate that the expanded data may exceed some internal limit, thereby creating a buffer overflow.
  • Buffer Overflow in an API Call
    This attack targets libraries or shared code modules which are vulnerable to buffer overflow attacks. An attacker who has access to an API may try to embed malicious code in the API function call and exploit a buffer overflow vulnerability in the function's implementation. All clients that make use of the code library thus become vulnerable by association. This has a very broad effect on security across a system, usually affecting more than one software process.
  • Buffer Overflow in Local Command-Line Utilities
    This attack targets command-line utilities available in a number of shells. An attacker can leverage a vulnerability found in a command-line utility to escalate privilege to root.
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  • NASL family Amazon Linux Local Security Checks
    NASL id ALA_ALAS-2017-901.NASL
    description A buffer overflow was discovered in tpacket_rcv() function in the Linux kernel since v4.6-rc1 through v4.13. A number of socket-related syscalls can be made to set up a configuration when each packet received by a network interface can cause writing up to 10 bytes to a kernel memory outside of a kernel buffer. This can cause unspecified kernel data corruption effects, including damage of in-memory and on-disk XFS data. (CVE-2017-14497) A kernel data leak due to an out-of-bound read was found in the Linux kernel in inet_diag_msg_sctp{,l}addr_fill() and sctp_get_sctp_info() functions present since version 4.7-rc1 through version 4.13. A data leak happens when these functions fill in sockaddr data structures used to export socket's diagnostic information. As a result, up to 100 bytes of the slab data could be leaked to a userspace. (CVE-2017-7558)
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-04-18
    plugin id 103653
    published 2017-10-04
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=103653
    title Amazon Linux AMI : kernel (ALAS-2017-901)
  • NASL family Fedora Local Security Checks
    NASL id FEDORA_2017-7A3DDF2484.NASL
    description The 4.12.14 stable kernel update contains a number of important fixes across the tree. Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Fedora update system website. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-02-02
    plugin id 103664
    published 2017-10-05
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=103664
    title Fedora 25 : kernel (2017-7a3ddf2484)
  • NASL family Fedora Local Security Checks
    NASL id FEDORA_2017-3202AED903.NASL
    description The 4.12.14 stable kernel update contains a number of important fixes across the tree. Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Fedora update system website. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-02-01
    plugin id 103520
    published 2017-09-28
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=103520
    title Fedora 26 : kernel (2017-3202aed903)
  • NASL family Debian Local Security Checks
    NASL id DEBIAN_DSA-3981.NASL
    description Several vulnerabilities have been discovered in the Linux kernel that may lead to privilege escalation, denial of service or information leaks. - CVE-2017-7518 Andy Lutomirski discovered that KVM is prone to an incorrect debug exception (#DB) error occurring while emulating a syscall instruction. A process inside a guest can take advantage of this flaw for privilege escalation inside a guest. - CVE-2017-7558 (stretch only) Stefano Brivio of Red Hat discovered that the SCTP subsystem is prone to a data leak vulnerability due to an out-of-bounds read flaw, allowing to leak up to 100 uninitialized bytes to userspace. - CVE-2017-10661 (jessie only) Dmitry Vyukov of Google reported that the timerfd facility does not properly handle certain concurrent operations on a single file descriptor. This allows a local attacker to cause a denial of service or potentially execute arbitrary code. - CVE-2017-11600 Bo Zhang reported that the xfrm subsystem does not properly validate one of the parameters to a netlink message. Local users with the CAP_NET_ADMIN capability can use this to cause a denial of service or potentially to execute arbitrary code. - CVE-2017-12134 / #866511 / XSA-229 Jan H. Schoenherr of Amazon discovered that when Linux is running in a Xen PV domain on an x86 system, it may incorrectly merge block I/O requests. A buggy or malicious guest may trigger this bug in dom0 or a PV driver domain, causing a denial of service or potentially execution of arbitrary code. This issue can be mitigated by disabling merges on the underlying back-end block devices, e.g.:echo 2 > /sys/block/nvme0n1/queue/nomerges - CVE-2017-12146 (stretch only) Adrian Salido of Google reported a race condition in access to the'driver_override' attribute for platform devices in sysfs. If unprivileged users are permitted to access this attribute, this might allow them to gain privileges. - CVE-2017-12153 Bo Zhang reported that the cfg80211 (wifi) subsystem does not properly validate the parameters to a netlink message. Local users with the CAP_NET_ADMIN capability (in any user namespace with a wifi device) can use this to cause a denial of service. - CVE-2017-12154 Jim Mattson of Google reported that the KVM implementation for Intel x86 processors did not correctly handle certain nested hypervisor configurations. A malicious guest (or nested guest in a suitable L1 hypervisor) could use this for denial of service. - CVE-2017-14106 Andrey Konovalov discovered that a user-triggerable division by zero in the tcp_disconnect() function could result in local denial of service. - CVE-2017-14140 Otto Ebeling reported that the move_pages() system call performed insufficient validation of the UIDs of the calling and target processes, resulting in a partial ASLR bypass. This made it easier for local users to exploit vulnerabilities in programs installed with the set-UID permission bit set. - CVE-2017-14156 'sohu0106' reported an information leak in the atyfb video driver. A local user with access to a framebuffer device handled by this driver could use this to obtain sensitive information. - CVE-2017-14340 Richard Wareing discovered that the XFS implementation allows the creation of files with the 'realtime' flag on a filesystem with no realtime device, which can result in a crash (oops). A local user with access to an XFS filesystem that does not have a realtime device can use this for denial of service. - CVE-2017-14489 ChunYu Wang of Red Hat discovered that the iSCSI subsystem does not properly validate the length of a netlink message, leading to memory corruption. A local user with permission to manage iSCSI devices can use this for denial of service or possibly to execute arbitrary code. - CVE-2017-14497 (stretch only) Benjamin Poirier of SUSE reported that vnet headers are not properly handled within the tpacket_rcv() function in the raw packet (af_packet) feature. A local user with the CAP_NET_RAW capability can take advantage of this flaw to cause a denial of service (buffer overflow, and disk and memory corruption) or have other impact. - CVE-2017-1000111 Andrey Konovalov of Google reported a race condition in the raw packet (af_packet) feature. Local users with the CAP_NET_RAW capability can use this for denial of service or possibly to execute arbitrary code. - CVE-2017-1000112 Andrey Konovalov of Google reported a race condition flaw in the UDP Fragmentation Offload (UFO) code. A local user can use this flaw for denial of service or possibly to execute arbitrary code. - CVE-2017-1000251 / #875881 Armis Labs discovered that the Bluetooth subsystem does not properly validate L2CAP configuration responses, leading to a stack-based buffer overflow. This is one of several vulnerabilities dubbed 'Blueborne'. A nearby attacker can use this to cause a denial of service or possibly to execute arbitrary code on a system with Bluetooth enabled. - CVE-2017-1000252 (stretch only) Jan H. Schoenherr of Amazon reported that the KVM implementation for Intel x86 processors did not correctly validate interrupt injection requests. A local user with permission to use KVM could use this for denial of service. - CVE-2017-1000370 The Qualys Research Labs reported that a large argument or environment list can result in ASLR bypass for 32-bit PIE binaries. - CVE-2017-1000371 The Qualys Research Labs reported that a large argument or environment list can result in a stack/heap clash for 32-bit PIE binaries. - CVE-2017-1000380 Alexander Potapenko of Google reported a race condition in the ALSA (sound) timer driver, leading to an information leak. A local user with permission to access sound devices could use this to obtain sensitive information. Debian disables unprivileged user namespaces by default, but if they are enabled (via the kernel.unprivileged_userns_clone sysctl) then CVE-2017-11600, CVE-2017-14497 and CVE-2017-1000111 can be exploited by any local user.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-10
    plugin id 103365
    published 2017-09-21
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=103365
    title Debian DSA-3981-1 : linux - security update (BlueBorne) (Stack Clash)
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id THN:D2096A5FA799B07E97FD2767D8E6C641
last seen 2018-01-27
modified 2017-10-03
published 2017-10-02
reporter Mohit Kumar
source https://thehackernews.com/2017/10/dnsmasq-network-services.html
title Google Finds 7 Security Flaws in Widely Used Dnsmasq Network Software
Last major update 15-09-2017 - 14:29
Published 15-09-2017 - 14:29
Last modified 12-01-2018 - 21:29
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