CVE-2017-17712

Public on 2018-01-18
Modified on 2018-01-18
Description
A flaw was found in the Linux kernel's implementation of raw_sendmsg allowing a local attacker to panic the kernel or possibly leak kernel addresses. A local attacker, with the privilege of creating raw sockets, can abuse a possible race condition when setting the socket option to allow the kernel to automatically create ip header values and thus potentially escalate their privileges.
Severity
Important
CVSS v3 Base Score
7.8
See breakdown

Affected Packages

Platform Package Release Date Advisory
Amazon Linux 1 kernel 2018-01-18 22:45 ALAS-2018-944

CVSS Scores

Score Type Score Vector
Amazon Linux CVSSv3 7.8 CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H
NVD CVSSv2 6.9 AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C
NVD CVSSv3 7.0 CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:H/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H