CVE-2017-13215

Impact:
Important
Public Date:
2018-01-02
CWE:
CWE-287
Bugzilla:
1535173: CVE-2017-13215 kernel: crypto: privilege escalation in skcipher_recvmsg function
A flaw was found in the Linux kernel's skcipher component, which affects the skcipher_recvmsg function. Attackers using a specific input can lead to a privilege escalation.

Find out more about CVE-2017-13215 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.

Statement

This issue does not affect the Linux kernel packages as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and 6, and kernel-alt packages.

This issue affects the Linux kernel packages as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7, MRG-2 and real-time kernels.

Future Linux kernel updates for the respective releases may address this issue.

CVSS v3 metrics

CVSS3 Base Score 5.3
CVSS3 Base Metrics CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:L/A:L
Attack Vector Local
Attack Complexity Low
Privileges Required Low
User Interaction None
Scope Unchanged
Confidentiality Low
Integrity Impact Low
Availability Impact Low

Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 (kernel) RHSA-2018:2384 2018-08-14
Red Hat Enterprise Linux for Real Time for NFV (v. 7) (kernel-rt) RHSA-2018:2395 2018-08-14

Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Enterprise MRG 2 realtime-kernel Affected
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 kernel-alt Not affected
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 kernel Not affected
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 kernel Not affected

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