#VU7954 Privilege escalation in Linux kernel

Published: 2020-03-18 | Updated: 2021-06-17

Vulnerability identifier: #VU7954

Vulnerability risk: Low

CVSSv3.1: 8.2 [CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:F/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2017-1000112


Exploitation vector: Local

Exploit availability: Yes

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

Vendor: Linux Foundation

The vulnerability allows a local attacker to gain elevated privileges on the target system.

The weakness exists due to race condition in the UDP Fragmentation Offload (UFO) code. A local attacker can send specially crafted UFO packets, trigger memory corruption and execute arbitrary code with elevated privileges.

Successful exploitation of the vulnerability may result in system compromise.

Update to version 4.12.6-1.

Vulnerable software versions

Linux kernel: 4.12.1 - 4.12.5

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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. However, a fully functional exploit for this vulnerability is available.

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