CVE-2018-14619

NameCVE-2018-14619
DescriptionA flaw was found in the crypto subsystem of the Linux kernel before version kernel-4.15-rc4. The "null skcipher" was being dropped when each af_alg_ctx was freed instead of when the aead_tfm was freed. This can cause the null skcipher to be freed while it is still in use leading to a local user being able to crash the system or possibly escalate privileges.
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NVD severityhigh (attack range: local)

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
linux (PTS)jessie3.16.56-1+deb8u1fixed
jessie (security)3.16.59-1fixed
stretch4.9.130-2fixed
stretch (security)4.9.110-3+deb9u6fixed
buster, sid4.18.10-2fixed

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
linuxsource(unstable)4.14.12-1high
linuxsourcejessie(not affected)
linuxsourcestretch(not affected)

Notes

[stretch] - linux <not-affected> (Vulnerable code not present)
[jessie] - linux <not-affected> (Vulnerable code not present)
https://git.kernel.org/linus/b32a7dc8aef1882fbf983eb354837488cc9d54dc
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2018/08/28/1

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