CVE-2018-17977

NameCVE-2018-17977
DescriptionThe Linux kernel 4.14.67 mishandles certain interaction among XFRM Netlink messages, IPPROTO_AH packets, and IPPROTO_IP packets, which allows local users to cause a denial of service (memory consumption and system hang) by leveraging root access to execute crafted applications, as demonstrated on CentOS 7.
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NVD severitymedium

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
linux (PTS)stretch4.9.228-1vulnerable
stretch (security)4.9.258-1vulnerable
buster4.19.181-1vulnerable
buster (security)4.19.171-2vulnerable
bullseye5.10.26-1vulnerable
sid5.10.28-1vulnerable

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
linuxsource(unstable)(unfixed)unimportant

Notes

Needs major rework on protocol level to fix. Exploitable (likely) only with CAP_NET_ADMIN.

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