CVE-2017-6951

NameCVE-2017-6951
DescriptionThe keyring_search_aux function in security/keys/keyring.c in the Linux kernel through 3.14.79 allows local users to cause a denial of service (NULL pointer dereference and OOPS) via a request_key system call for the "dead" type.
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, bugtraq, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SuSE, Mageia, GitHub code/issues, web search, more)
ReferencesDLA-922-1
NVD severitymedium (attack range: local)

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
linux (PTS)wheezy3.2.78-1vulnerable
wheezy (security)3.2.88-1fixed
jessie3.16.39-1vulnerable
jessie (security)3.16.39-1+deb8u2vulnerable
stretch, sid4.9.18-1fixed

The information below is based on the following data on fixed versions.

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
linuxsource(unstable)4.0.2-1medium
linuxsourcewheezy3.2.88-1mediumDLA-922-1

Notes

[jessie] - linux <no-dsa> (Will be fixed in point release)

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