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.

Red Hat Enterprise MRG 2:
This vulnerability has been rated as having a security impact of Low. After evaluation and in accordance with the criteria noted in the product support life cycle, there are no plans to address this issue in an upcoming release. Please contact Red Hat Support for further information.

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
Unless explicitly stated as not affected, all previous versions of packages in any minor update stream of a product listed here should be assumed vulnerable, although may not have been subject to full analysis.

Acknowledgements

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