CVE-2017-7542

Impact:
Moderate
Public Date:
2017-07-19
CWE:
CWE-190->CWE-835
Bugzilla:
1473649: CVE-2017-7542 kernel: Integer overflow in ip6_find_1stfragopt() causes infinite loop
An integer overflow vulnerability in ip6_find_1stfragopt() function was found. A local attacker that has privileges (of CAP_NET_RAW) to open raw socket can cause an infinite loop inside the ip6_find_1stfragopt() function.

Find out more about CVE-2017-7542 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.

Statement

This issue affects the Linux kernel packages as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6, 7 and MRG-2. Future Linux kernel updates for the respective releases may address this issue.

This issue affects the Linux kernel packages as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and does not qualify for inclusion as part of the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 lifecycle. For more information on the lifecycle see https://access.redhat.com/support/policy/updates/errata

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 6 (kernel) RHSA-2018:0169 2018-01-25
Red Hat Enterprise Linux for Real Time for NFV (v. 7) (kernel-rt) RHSA-2017:2931 2017-10-19
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 (kernel) RHSA-2017:2930 2017-10-19
Red Hat MRG Grid for RHEL 6 Server v.2 (kernel-rt) RHSA-2017:2918 2017-10-19

Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Enterprise MRG 2 realtime-kernel Will not fix
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 kernel-alt Will not fix
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 kernel Will not fix

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