#VU10721 NULL pointer dereference in Linux kernel

Published: 2018-02-26

Vulnerability identifier: #VU10721

Vulnerability risk: Low

CVSSv3.1: 4.8 [CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H/E:U/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2017-15274


Exploitation vector: Local

Exploit availability: No

Vulnerable software:
Linux kernel
Operating systems & Components / Operating system

Vendor: Linux Foundation

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

The weakness exists in he security/keys/keyctl.c due to a NULL pointer dereference. A local attacker can create a specially crafted add_key or keyctl system call and cause a denial of service.

Update to version 4.11.5.

Vulnerable software versions

Linux kernel: 4.11.1 - 4.11.4

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Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

No. This vulnerability can be exploited locally. The attacker should have authentication credentials and successfully authenticate on the system.

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

No. We are not aware of malware exploiting this vulnerability.

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