CVE-2017-15299

Impact:
Moderate
Public Date:
2017-09-27
CWE:
CWE-476
Bugzilla:
1498016: CVE-2017-15299 kernel: Incorrect updates of uninstantiated keys crash the kernel
A vulnerability was found in the key management subsystem of the Linux kernel. An update on an uninstantiated key could cause a kernel panic, leading to denial of service (DoS).

Find out more about CVE-2017-15299 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.

Statement

This issue does not affect the versions of the Linux kernel as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and 6, as the code with the flaw is not present in the products listed.

This issue affects the Linux kernel packages as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 and MRG-2. Future updates for the respective releases may address this issue.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7:
This vulnerability has been rated as having a security impact of Moderate. 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.

Red Hat Enterprise MRG 2:
This vulnerability has been rated as having a security impact of Moderate. 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 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

Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 (kernel-alt) RHSA-2018:0654 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-rt Will not fix
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 kernel Will not fix
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.
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