CVE-2017-15116

Impact:
Low
Public Date:
2017-08-28
CWE:
CWE-119
Bugzilla:
1514609: CVE-2017-15116 kernel: Null pointer dereference in rngapi_reset function
A flaw was found in the Linux kernel's random number generator API. A null pointer dereference in the rngapi_reset function may result in denial of service, crashing the system.

Find out more about CVE-2017-15116 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.

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

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

CVSS v3 metrics

CVSS3 Base Score 3.3
CVSS3 Base Metrics CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:L
Attack Vector Local
Attack Complexity Low
Privileges Required Low
User Interaction None
Scope Unchanged
Confidentiality None
Integrity Impact None
Availability Impact Low

Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 (kernel) RHSA-2018:1062 2018-04-10
Red Hat Enterprise Linux for Real Time for NFV (v. 7) (kernel-rt) RHSA-2018:0676 2018-04-10

Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Enterprise MRG 2 realtime-kernel Will not fix
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

Acknowledgements

This issue was discovered by ChunYu Wang (Red Hat).
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