Red Hat update for Linux Kernel

Published: 2017-08-16 15:47:03 | Updated: 2017-08-16
Severity Medium
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE ID CVE-2017-7895
CVSSv3 6.4 [CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:L/A:L/E:U/RL:O/RC:C]
CWE ID CWE-119
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit N/A
Vulnerable software Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Vulnerable software versions Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.9
Vendor URL Red Hat Inc.

Security Advisory

1) Security restrictions bypass

Description

The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to bypass security restrictions on the target system.

The weakness exists due to boundary error when handling a user-supplied input. A remote attacker can send a specially crafted request, trigger pointer-arithmetic errors or possibly have unspecified other impact related to fs/nfsd/nfs3xdr.c and fs/nfsd/nfsxdr.c.

Successful exploitation of the vulnerability results in access to the system.

Remediation

Install update from vendor's website.

External links

https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2017:2472

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