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1433252: CVE-2017-6951 kernel: NULL pointer dereference in keyring_search_aux function

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

The keyring_search_aux function in security/keys/keyring.c in the Linux kernel through 3.14.79 allows local users to cause a denial of service (NULL pointer dereference and OOPS) via a request_key system call for the "dead" type.

Find out more about CVE-2017-6951 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.

CVSS v3 metrics

NOTE: The following CVSS v3 metrics and score provided are preliminary and subject to review.

CVSS3 Base Score 5.5
CVSS3 Base Metrics CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H
Attack Vector Local
Attack Complexity Low
Privileges Required Low
User Interaction None
Scope Unchanged
Confidentiality None
Integrity Impact None
Availability Impact High

Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Enterprise MRG 2 realtime-kernel Under investigation
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 kernel-rt Under investigation
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 kernel Affected
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 kernel Under investigation
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 kernel Under investigation


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