Vulnerability CVE-2017-11176


Published: 2017-07-11   Modified: 2017-07-14

Description:
The mq_notify function in the Linux kernel through 4.11.9 does not set the sock pointer to NULL upon entry into the retry logic. During a user-space close of a Netlink socket, it allows attackers to cause a denial of service (use-after-free) or possibly have unspecified other impact.

Vendor: Linux
Product: Linux kernel 
Version: 4.11.9;

CVSS2 => (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

CVSS Base Score
Impact Subscore
Exploitability Subscore
10/10
10/10
10/10
Exploit range
Attack complexity
Authentication
Remote
Low
No required
Confidentiality impact
Integrity impact
Availability impact
Complete
Complete
Complete

 References:
http://git.kernel.org/cgit/linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux.git/commit/?id=f991af3daabaecff34684fd51fac80319d1baad1
https://github.com/torvalds/linux/commit/f991af3daabaecff34684fd51fac80319d1baad1

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