Denial of service in Red Hat Enterprise Linux



Published: 2018-07-16
Risk Low
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE-ID CVE-2018-10872
CWE-ID CWE-264
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit N/A
Vulnerable software
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Red Hat Enterprise Linux for x86_64
Operating systems & Components / Operating system

Vendor Red Hat Inc.

Security Bulletin

This security bulletin contains one low risk vulnerability.

1) Denial of service

EUVDB-ID: #VU13877

Risk: Low

CVSSv3.1:

CVE-ID: CVE-2018-10872

CWE-ID: CWE-264 - Permissions, Privileges, and Access Controls

Exploit availability: No

Description

The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to cause DoS condition on the target system.

The vulnerability exists due to a flaw in the way the Linux kernel handled exceptions delivered after a stack switch operation via Mov SS or Pop SS instructions. During the stack switch operation, processor does not deliver interrupts and exceptions, they are delivered once the first instruction after the stack switch is executed. A remote attacker can crash the system kernel resulting in DoS.

Mitigation

Install update from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

Red Hat Enterprise Linux for x86_64: 6


CPE2.3 External links

http://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2018-10872

Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?



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