ID CVE-2017-6001
Summary Race condition in kernel/events/core.c in the Linux kernel before 4.9.7 allows local users to gain privileges via a crafted application that makes concurrent perf_event_open system calls for moving a software group into a hardware context. NOTE: this vulnerability exists because of an incomplete fix for CVE-2016-6786.
References
Vulnerable Configurations
  • Linux Kernel 4.9.6
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:4.9.6
CVSS
Base: 7.6 (as of 21-02-2017 - 14:51)
Impact:
Exploitability:
CWE CWE-362
CAPEC
  • Leveraging Race Conditions
    This attack targets a race condition occurring when multiple processes access and manipulate the same resource concurrently and the outcome of the execution depends on the particular order in which the access takes place. The attacker can leverage a race condition by "running the race", modifying the resource and modifying the normal execution flow. For instance a race condition can occur while accessing a file, the attacker can trick the system by replacing the original file with his version and cause the system to read the malicious file.
  • Leveraging Time-of-Check and Time-of-Use (TOCTOU) Race Conditions
    This attack targets a race condition occurring between the time of check (state) for a resource and the time of use of a resource. The typical example is the file access. The attacker can leverage a file access race condition by "running the race", meaning that he would modify the resource between the first time the target program accesses the file and the time the target program uses the file. During that period of time, the attacker could do something such as replace the file and cause an escalation of privilege.
Access
VectorComplexityAuthentication
NETWORK HIGH NONE
Impact
ConfidentialityIntegrityAvailability
COMPLETE COMPLETE COMPLETE
nessus via4
  • NASL family Red Hat Local Security Checks
    NASL id REDHAT-RHSA-2017-2669.NASL
    description An update for kernel-rt is now available for Red Hat Enterprise MRG 2. Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having a security impact of Important. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available for each vulnerability from the CVE link(s) in the References section. The kernel-rt packages provide the Real Time Linux Kernel, which enables fine-tuning for systems with extremely high determinism requirements. Security Fix(es) : * A race condition was found in the Linux kernel, present since v3.14-rc1 through v4.12. The race happens between threads of inotify_handle_event() and vfs_rename() while running the rename operation against the same file. As a result of the race the next slab data or the slab's free list pointer can be corrupted with attacker-controlled data, which may lead to the privilege escalation. (CVE-2017-7533, Important) * It was found that the NFSv4 server in the Linux kernel did not properly validate layout type when processing NFSv4 pNFS LAYOUTGET and GETDEVICEINFO operands. A remote attacker could use this flaw to soft-lockup the system and thus cause denial of service. (CVE-2017-8797, Important) This update also fixes multiple Moderate and Low impact security issues : CVE-2017-8797 CVE-2015-8839 CVE-2016-9576 CVE-2016-7042 CVE-2016-7097 CVE-2016-8645 CVE-2016-9576 CVE-2016-9806 CVE-2016-10088 CVE-2017-2671 CVE-2017-5970 CVE-2017-6001 CVE-2017-6951 CVE-2017-7187 CVE-2017-7889 CVE-2017-8890 CVE-2017-9074 CVE-2017-8890 CVE-2017-9075 CVE-2017-8890 CVE-2017-9076 CVE-2017-8890 CVE-2017-9077 CVE-2016-9604 CVE-2016-9685 Documentation for these issues are available from the Technical Notes document linked to in the References section. Red Hat would like to thank Leilei Lin (Alibaba Group), Fan Wu (The University of Hong Kong), and Shixiong Zhao (The University of Hong Kong) for reporting CVE-2017-7533 and Marco Grassi for reporting CVE-2016-8645. The CVE-2016-7042 issue was discovered by Ondrej Kozina (Red Hat); the CVE-2016-7097 issue was discovered by Andreas Gruenbacher (Red Hat) and Jan Kara (SUSE); the CVE-2016-9604 issue was discovered by David Howells (Red Hat); and the CVE-2016-9685 issue was discovered by Qian Cai (Red Hat).
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2019-02-06
    plugin id 103046
    published 2017-09-08
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=103046
    title RHEL 6 : MRG (RHSA-2017:2669)
  • NASL family OracleVM Local Security Checks
    NASL id ORACLEVM_OVMSA-2017-0056.NASL
    description The remote OracleVM system is missing necessary patches to address critical security updates : - Revert 'x86/mm: Expand the exception table logic to allow new handling options' (Brian Maly) [Orabug: 25790387] (CVE-2016-9644) - Revert 'fix minor infoleak in get_user_ex' (Brian Maly) [Orabug: 25790387] (CVE-2016-9644) - x86/mm: Expand the exception table logic to allow new handling options (Tony Luck) [Orabug: 25790387] (CVE-2016-9644) - rebuild bumping release - net: ping: check minimum size on ICMP header length (Kees Cook) [Orabug: 25766898] (CVE-2016-8399) (CVE-2016-8399) - sg_write/bsg_write is not fit to be called under KERNEL_DS (Al Viro) [Orabug: 25765436] (CVE-2016-10088) - scsi: sg: check length passed to SG_NEXT_CMD_LEN (peter chang) [Orabug: 25751984] (CVE-2017-7187) - tty: n_hdlc: get rid of racy n_hdlc.tbuf (Alexander Popov) [Orabug: 25696677] (CVE-2017-2636) - TTY: n_hdlc, fix lockdep false positive (Jiri Slaby) [Orabug: 25696677] (CVE-2017-2636) - If Slot Status indicates changes in both Data Link Layer Status and Presence Detect, prioritize the Link status change. (Jack Vogel) - PCI: pciehp: Leave power indicator on when enabling already-enabled slot (Ashok Raj) [Orabug: 25353783] - firewire: net: guard against rx buffer overflows (Stefan Richter) [Orabug: 25451520] (CVE-2016-8633) - usbnet: cleanup after bind in probe (Oliver Neukum) [Orabug: 25463898] (CVE-2016-3951) - cdc_ncm: do not call usbnet_link_change from cdc_ncm_bind (Bjø rn Mork) [Orabug: 25463898] (CVE-2016-3951) - cdc_ncm: Add support for moving NDP to end of NCM frame (Enrico Mioso) [Orabug: 25463898] (CVE-2016-3951) - x86/mm/32: Enable full randomization on i386 and X86_32 (Hector Marco-Gisbert) [Orabug: 25463918] (CVE-2016-3672) - kvm: fix page struct leak in handle_vmon (Paolo Bonzini) [Orabug: 25507133] (CVE-2017-2596) - crypto: mcryptd - Check mcryptd algorithm compatibility (tim) [Orabug: 25507153] (CVE-2016-10147) - kvm: nVMX: Allow L1 to intercept software exceptions (#BP and #OF) (Jim Mattson) [Orabug: 25507188] (CVE-2016-9588) - KVM: x86: drop error recovery in em_jmp_far and em_ret_far (Radim Krč má ř ) [Orabug: 25507213] (CVE-2016-9756) - tcp: take care of truncations done by sk_filter (Eric Dumazet) [Orabug: 25507226] (CVE-2016-8645) - rose: limit sk_filter trim to payload (Willem de Bruijn) [Orabug: 25507226] (CVE-2016-8645) - tipc: check minimum bearer MTU (Michal Kubeč ek) [Orabug: 25507239] (CVE-2016-8632) (CVE-2016-8632) - fix minor infoleak in get_user_ex (Al Viro) [Orabug: 25507269] (CVE-2016-9178) - scsi: arcmsr: Simplify user_len checking (Borislav Petkov) [Orabug: 25507319] (CVE-2016-7425) - scsi: arcmsr: Buffer overflow in arcmsr_iop_message_xfer (Dan Carpenter) [Orabug: 25507319] (CVE-2016-7425) - tmpfs: clear S_ISGID when setting posix ACLs (Gu Zheng) [Orabug: 25507341] (CVE-2016-7097) (CVE-2016-7097) - posix_acl: Clear SGID bit when setting file permissions (Jan Kara) [Orabug: 25507341] (CVE-2016-7097) (CVE-2016-7097) - ext2: convert to mbcache2 (Jan Kara) [Orabug: 25512366] (CVE-2015-8952) - ext4: convert to mbcache2 (Jan Kara) [Orabug: 25512366] (CVE-2015-8952) - mbcache2: reimplement mbcache (Jan Kara) [Orabug: 25512366] (CVE-2015-8952) - USB: digi_acceleport: do sanity checking for the number of ports (Oliver Neukum) [Orabug: 25512466] (CVE-2016-3140) - net/llc: avoid BUG_ON in skb_orphan (Eric Dumazet) [Orabug: 25682419] (CVE-2017-6345) - net/mlx4_core: Disallow creation of RAW QPs on a VF (Eli Cohen) - ipv4: keep skb->dst around in presence of IP options (Eric Dumazet) [Orabug: 25698300] (CVE-2017-5970) - perf/core: Fix concurrent sys_perf_event_open vs. 'move_group' race (Peter Zijlstra) [Orabug: 25698751] (CVE-2017-6001) - ip6_gre: fix ip6gre_err invalid reads (Eric Dumazet) [Orabug: 25699015] (CVE-2017-5897) - mpt3sas: Don't spam logs if logging level is 0 (Johannes Thumshirn) - xen-netfront: cast grant table reference first to type int (Dongli Zhang) - xen-netfront: do not cast grant table reference to signed short (Dongli Zhang)
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-07-24
    plugin id 99162
    published 2017-04-03
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=99162
    title OracleVM 3.4 : Unbreakable / etc (OVMSA-2017-0056)
  • NASL family Ubuntu Local Security Checks
    NASL id UBUNTU_USN-3361-1.NASL
    description USN-3358-1 fixed vulnerabilities in the Linux kernel for Ubuntu 17.04. This update provides the corresponding updates for the Linux Hardware Enablement (HWE) kernel from Ubuntu 17.04 for Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. Please note that this update changes the Linux HWE kernel to the 4.10 based kernel from Ubuntu 17.04, superseding the 4.8 based HWE kernel from Ubuntu 16.10. Ben Harris discovered that the Linux kernel would strip extended privilege attributes of files when performing a failed unprivileged system call. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service. (CVE-2015-1350) Ralf Spenneberg discovered that the ext4 implementation in the Linux kernel did not properly validate meta block groups. An attacker with physical access could use this to specially craft an ext4 image that causes a denial of service (system crash). (CVE-2016-10208) Peter Pi discovered that the colormap handling for frame buffer devices in the Linux kernel contained an integer overflow. A local attacker could use this to disclose sensitive information (kernel memory). (CVE-2016-8405) It was discovered that an integer overflow existed in the InfiniBand RDMA over ethernet (RXE) transport implementation in the Linux kernel. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2016-8636) Vlad Tsyrklevich discovered an integer overflow vulnerability in the VFIO PCI driver for the Linux kernel. A local attacker with access to a vfio PCI device file could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2016-9083, CVE-2016-9084) CAI Qian discovered that the sysctl implementation in the Linux kernel did not properly perform reference counting in some situations. An unprivileged attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system hang). (CVE-2016-9191) It was discovered that the keyring implementation in the Linux kernel in some situations did not prevent special internal keyrings from being joined by userspace keyrings. A privileged local attacker could use this to bypass module verification. (CVE-2016-9604) Dmitry Vyukov, Andrey Konovalov, Florian Westphal, and Eric Dumazet discovered that the netfiler subsystem in the Linux kernel mishandled IPv6 packet reassembly. A local user could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2016-9755) Andy Lutomirski and Willy Tarreau discovered that the KVM implementation in the Linux kernel did not properly emulate instructions on the SS segment register. A local attacker in a guest virtual machine could use this to cause a denial of service (guest OS crash) or possibly gain administrative privileges in the guest OS. (CVE-2017-2583) Dmitry Vyukov discovered that the KVM implementation in the Linux kernel improperly emulated certain instructions. A local attacker could use this to obtain sensitive information (kernel memory). (CVE-2017-2584) Dmitry Vyukov discovered that KVM implementation in the Linux kernel improperly emulated the VMXON instruction. A local attacker in a guest OS could use this to cause a denial of service (memory consumption) in the host OS. (CVE-2017-2596) It was discovered that SELinux in the Linux kernel did not properly handle empty writes to /proc/pid/attr. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash). (CVE-2017-2618) Daniel Jiang discovered that a race condition existed in the ipv4 ping socket implementation in the Linux kernel. A local privileged attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash). (CVE-2017-2671) It was discovered that the freelist-randomization in the SLAB memory allocator allowed duplicate freelist entries. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash). (CVE-2017-5546) It was discovered that the KLSI KL5KUSB105 serial-to-USB device driver in the Linux kernel did not properly initialize memory related to logging. A local attacker could use this to expose sensitive information (kernel memory). (CVE-2017-5549) It was discovered that a fencepost error existed in the pipe_advance() function in the Linux kernel. A local attacker could use this to expose sensitive information (kernel memory). (CVE-2017-5550) It was discovered that the Linux kernel did not clear the setgid bit during a setxattr call on a tmpfs filesystem. A local attacker could use this to gain elevated group privileges. (CVE-2017-5551) Murray McAllister discovered that an integer overflow existed in the VideoCore DRM driver of the Linux kernel. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2017-5576) Gareth Evans discovered that the shm IPC subsystem in the Linux kernel did not properly restrict mapping page zero. A local privileged attacker could use this to execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2017-5669) Andrey Konovalov discovered an out-of-bounds access in the IPv6 Generic Routing Encapsulation (GRE) tunneling implementation in the Linux kernel. An attacker could use this to possibly expose sensitive information. (CVE-2017-5897) Andrey Konovalov discovered that the IPv4 implementation in the Linux kernel did not properly handle invalid IP options in some situations. An attacker could use this to cause a denial of service or possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2017-5970) Di Shen discovered that a race condition existed in the perf subsystem of the Linux kernel. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service or possibly gain administrative privileges. (CVE-2017-6001) Dmitry Vyukov discovered that the Linux kernel did not properly handle TCP packets with the URG flag. A remote attacker could use this to cause a denial of service. (CVE-2017-6214) Andrey Konovalov discovered that the LLC subsytem in the Linux kernel did not properly set up a destructor in certain situations. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash). (CVE-2017-6345) It was discovered that a race condition existed in the AF_PACKET handling code in the Linux kernel. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2017-6346) Andrey Konovalov discovered that the IP layer in the Linux kernel made improper assumptions about internal data layout when performing checksums. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2017-6347) Dmitry Vyukov discovered race conditions in the Infrared (IrDA) subsystem in the Linux kernel. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (deadlock). (CVE-2017-6348) Dmitry Vyukov discovered that the generic SCSI (sg) subsystem in the Linux kernel contained a stack-based buffer overflow. A local attacker with access to an sg device could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2017-7187) It was discovered that a NULL pointer dereference existed in the Direct Rendering Manager (DRM) driver for VMware devices in the Linux kernel. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash). (CVE-2017-7261) It was discovered that the USB Cypress HID drivers for the Linux kernel did not properly validate reported information from the device. An attacker with physical access could use this to expose sensitive information (kernel memory). (CVE-2017-7273) Eric Biggers discovered a memory leak in the keyring implementation in the Linux kernel. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (memory consumption). (CVE-2017-7472) It was discovered that an information leak existed in the set_mempolicy and mbind compat syscalls in the Linux kernel. A local attacker could use this to expose sensitive information (kernel memory). (CVE-2017-7616) Sabrina Dubroca discovered that the asynchronous cryptographic hash (ahash) implementation in the Linux kernel did not properly handle a full request queue. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (infinite recursion). (CVE-2017-7618) Tuomas Haanpaa and Ari Kauppi discovered that the NFSv2 and NFSv3 server implementations in the Linux kernel did not properly handle certain long RPC replies. A remote attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash). (CVE-2017-7645) Tommi Rantala and Brad Spengler discovered that the memory manager in the Linux kernel did not properly enforce the CONFIG_STRICT_DEVMEM protection mechanism. A local attacker with access to /dev/mem could use this to expose sensitive information or possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2017-7889) Tuomas Haanpaa and Ari Kauppi discovered that the NFSv2 and NFSv3 server implementations in the Linux kernel did not properly check for the end of buffer. A remote attacker could use this to craft requests that cause a denial of service (system crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2017-7895) It was discovered that an integer underflow existed in the Edgeport USB Serial Converter device driver of the Linux kernel. An attacker with physical access could use this to expose sensitive information (kernel memory). (CVE-2017-8924) It was discovered that the USB ZyXEL omni.net LCD PLUS driver in the Linux kernel did not properly perform reference counting. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (tty exhaustion). (CVE-2017-8925) Jann Horn discovered that bpf in Linux kernel does not restrict the output of the print_bpf_insn function. A local attacker could use this to obtain sensitive address information. (CVE-2017-9150). Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-12-01
    plugin id 101929
    published 2017-07-24
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=101929
    title Ubuntu 16.04 LTS : linux-hwe vulnerabilities (USN-3361-1)
  • NASL family Oracle Linux Local Security Checks
    NASL id ORACLELINUX_ELSA-2017-1842-1.NASL
    description The remote Oracle Linux host is missing a security update for the kernel package(s).
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-07-24
    plugin id 102511
    published 2017-08-16
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=102511
    title Oracle Linux 7 : kernel (ELSA-2017-1842-1) (Stack Clash)
  • NASL family Debian Local Security Checks
    NASL id DEBIAN_DLA-833.NASL
    description Several vulnerabilities have been discovered in the Linux kernel that may lead to a privilege escalation, denial of service or have other impacts. CVE-2014-9888 Russell King found that on ARM systems, memory allocated for DMA buffers was mapped with executable permission. This made it easier to exploit other vulnerabilities in the kernel. CVE-2014-9895 Dan Carpenter found that the MEDIA_IOC_ENUM_LINKS ioctl on media devices resulted in an information leak. CVE-2016-6786 / CVE-2016-6787 It was discovered that the performance events subsystem does not properly manage locks during certain migrations, allowing a local attacker to escalate privileges. This can be mitigated by disabling unprivileged use of performance events: sysctl kernel.perf_event_paranoid=3 CVE-2016-8405 Peter Pi of Trend Micro discovered that the frame buffer video subsystem does not properly check bounds while copying color maps to userspace, causing a heap buffer out-of-bounds read, leading to information disclosure. CVE-2017-5549 It was discovered that the KLSI KL5KUSB105 serial USB device driver could log the contents of uninitialised kernel memory, resulting in an information leak. CVE-2017-6001 Di Shen discovered a race condition between concurrent calls to the performance events subsystem, allowing a local attacker to escalate privileges. This flaw exists because of an incomplete fix of CVE-2016-6786. This can be mitigated by disabling unprivileged use of performance events: sysctl kernel.perf_event_paranoid=3 CVE-2017-6074 Andrey Konovalov discovered a use-after-free vulnerability in the DCCP networking code, which could result in denial of service or local privilege escalation. On systems that do not already have the dccp module loaded, this can be mitigated by disabling it: echo >> /etc/modprobe.d/disable-dccp.conf install dccp false For Debian 7 'Wheezy', these problems have been fixed in version 3.2.84-2. For Debian 8 'Jessie', these problems have been fixed in version 3.16.39-1+deb8u1 or earlier. We recommend that you upgrade your linux packages. NOTE: Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the DLA security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-07-09
    plugin id 97332
    published 2017-02-23
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=97332
    title Debian DLA-833-1 : linux security update
  • NASL family Red Hat Local Security Checks
    NASL id REDHAT-RHSA-2017-2077.NASL
    description An update for kernel-rt is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7. Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having a security impact of Important. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available for each vulnerability from the CVE link(s) in the References section. The kernel-rt packages provide the Real Time Linux Kernel, which enables fine-tuning for systems with extremely high determinism requirements. Security Fix(es) : * An use-after-free flaw was found in the Linux kernel which enables a race condition in the L2TPv3 IP Encapsulation feature. A local user could use this flaw to escalate their privileges or crash the system. (CVE-2016-10200, Important) * A flaw was found that can be triggered in keyring_search_iterator in keyring.c if type->match is NULL. A local user could use this flaw to crash the system or, potentially, escalate their privileges. (CVE-2017-2647, Important) * It was found that the NFSv4 server in the Linux kernel did not properly validate layout type when processing NFSv4 pNFS LAYOUTGET and GETDEVICEINFO operands. A remote attacker could use this flaw to soft-lockup the system and thus cause denial of service. (CVE-2017-8797, Important) This update also fixes multiple Moderate and Low impact security issues : * CVE-2015-8839, CVE-2015-8970, CVE-2016-9576, CVE-2016-7042, CVE-2016-7097, CVE-2016-8645, CVE-2016-9576, CVE-2016-9588, CVE-2016-9806, CVE-2016-10088, CVE-2016-10147, CVE-2017-2596, CVE-2017-2671, CVE-2017-5970, CVE-2017-6001, CVE-2017-6951, CVE-2017-7187, CVE-2017-7616, CVE-2017-7889, CVE-2017-8890, CVE-2017-9074, CVE-2017-8890, CVE-2017-9075, CVE-2017-8890, CVE-2017-9076, CVE-2017-8890, CVE-2017-9077, CVE-2017-9242, CVE-2014-7970, CVE-2014-7975, CVE-2016-6213, CVE-2016-9604, CVE-2016-9685 Documentation for these issues is available from the Release Notes document linked from the References section. Red Hat would like to thank Igor Redko (Virtuozzo) and Andrey Ryabinin (Virtuozzo) for reporting CVE-2017-2647; Igor Redko (Virtuozzo) and Vasily Averin (Virtuozzo) for reporting CVE-2015-8970; Marco Grassi for reporting CVE-2016-8645; and Dmitry Vyukov (Google Inc.) for reporting CVE-2017-2596. The CVE-2016-7042 issue was discovered by Ondrej Kozina (Red Hat); the CVE-2016-7097 issue was discovered by Andreas Gruenbacher (Red Hat) and Jan Kara (SUSE); the CVE-2016-6213 and CVE-2016-9685 issues were discovered by Qian Cai (Red Hat); and the CVE-2016-9604 issue was discovered by David Howells (Red Hat). Additional Changes : For detailed information on other changes in this release, see the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.4 Release Notes linked from the References section.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2019-02-06
    plugin id 102151
    published 2017-08-03
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=102151
    title RHEL 7 : kernel-rt (RHSA-2017:2077)
  • NASL family Red Hat Local Security Checks
    NASL id REDHAT-RHSA-2017-1842.NASL
    description An update for kernel is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7. Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having a security impact of Important. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available for each vulnerability from the CVE link(s) in the References section. The kernel packages contain the Linux kernel, the core of any Linux operating system. Security Fix(es) : * An use-after-free flaw was found in the Linux kernel which enables a race condition in the L2TPv3 IP Encapsulation feature. A local user could use this flaw to escalate their privileges or crash the system. (CVE-2016-10200, Important) * A flaw was found that can be triggered in keyring_search_iterator in keyring.c if type->match is NULL. A local user could use this flaw to crash the system or, potentially, escalate their privileges. (CVE-2017-2647, Important) * It was found that the NFSv4 server in the Linux kernel did not properly validate layout type when processing NFSv4 pNFS LAYOUTGET and GETDEVICEINFO operands. A remote attacker could use this flaw to soft-lockup the system and thus cause denial of service. (CVE-2017-8797, Important) This update also fixes multiple Moderate and Low impact security issues : * CVE-2015-8839, CVE-2015-8970, CVE-2016-9576, CVE-2016-7042, CVE-2016-7097, CVE-2016-8645, CVE-2016-9576, CVE-2016-9588, CVE-2016-9806, CVE-2016-10088, CVE-2016-10147, CVE-2017-2596, CVE-2017-2671, CVE-2017-5970, CVE-2017-6001, CVE-2017-6951, CVE-2017-7187, CVE-2017-7616, CVE-2017-7889, CVE-2017-8890, CVE-2017-9074, CVE-2017-8890, CVE-2017-9075, CVE-2017-8890, CVE-2017-9076, CVE-2017-8890, CVE-2017-9077, CVE-2017-9242, CVE-2014-7970, CVE-2014-7975, CVE-2016-6213, CVE-2016-9604, CVE-2016-9685 Documentation for these issues is available from the Release Notes document linked from the References section. Red Hat would like to thank Igor Redko (Virtuozzo) and Andrey Ryabinin (Virtuozzo) for reporting CVE-2017-2647; Igor Redko (Virtuozzo) and Vasily Averin (Virtuozzo) for reporting CVE-2015-8970; Marco Grassi for reporting CVE-2016-8645; and Dmitry Vyukov (Google Inc.) for reporting CVE-2017-2596. The CVE-2016-7042 issue was discovered by Ondrej Kozina (Red Hat); the CVE-2016-7097 issue was discovered by Andreas Gruenbacher (Red Hat) and Jan Kara (SUSE); the CVE-2016-6213 and CVE-2016-9685 issues were discovered by Qian Cai (Red Hat); and the CVE-2016-9604 issue was discovered by David Howells (Red Hat). Additional Changes : For detailed information on other changes in this release, see the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.4 Release Notes linked from the References section.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2019-02-06
    plugin id 102143
    published 2017-08-03
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=102143
    title RHEL 7 : kernel (RHSA-2017:1842) (Stack Clash)
  • NASL family CentOS Local Security Checks
    NASL id CENTOS_RHSA-2017-1842.NASL
    description