CVE-2017-0861

Public on 2017-12-21
Modified on 2017-12-21
Description
Use-after-free vulnerability in the snd_pcm_info() function in the ALSA subsystem in the Linux kernel allows attackers to induce a kernel memory corruption and possibly crash or lock up a system. Due to the nature of the flaw, a privilege escalation cannot be fully ruled out, although we believe it is unlikely.
Severity
Medium
CVSS v3 Base Score
7.0
See breakdown

Affected Packages

Platform Package Release Date Advisory
Amazon Linux 1 kernel 2017-12-21 00:02 ALAS-2017-937

CVSS Scores

Score Type Score Vector
Amazon Linux CVSSv3 7.0 CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:H/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H
NVD CVSSv2 4.6 AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P
NVD CVSSv3 7.8 CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H