Vulnerability CVE-2018-1120


Published: 2018-06-20

Description:
A flaw was found affecting the Linux kernel before version 4.17. By mmap()ing a FUSE-backed file onto a process's memory containing command line arguments (or environment strings), an attacker can cause utilities from psutils or procps (such as ps, w) or any other program which makes a read() call to the /proc/<pid>/cmdline (or /proc/<pid>/environ) files to block indefinitely (denial of service) or for some controlled time (as a synchronization primitive for other attacks).

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Topic
Author
Date
Med.
Procps-ng Multiple Vulnerabilities
Qualys Corporati...
31.05.2018

Type:

CWE-119

(Improper Restriction of Operations within the Bounds of a Memory Buffer)

Vendor: Debian
Product: Debian linux 
Version: 8.0;
Vendor: Redhat
Product: Enterprise linux desktop 
Version: 7.0;
Product: Enterprise linux workstation 
Version: 7.0;
Product: Enterprise linux server 
Version: 7.0;
Product: Enterprise linux 
Version: 7.0; 6.0;
Vendor: Linux
Product: Linux kernel 
Version:
4.9.99
4.9.98
4.9.97
4.9.96
4.9.95
4.9.94
4.9.93
4.9.92
4.9.91
4.9.90
4.9.9
4.9.89
4.9.88
4.9.87
4.9.86
4.9.85
4.9.84
4.9.83
4.9.82
4.9.81
4.9.80
4.9.8
4.9.79
4.9.78
4.9.77
4.9.76
4.9.75
4.9.74
4.9.73
4.9.72
4.9.71
4.9.70
4.9.7
4.9.69
4.9.68
4.9.67
4.9.66
4.9.65
4.9.64
4.9.63
4.9.62
4.9.61
4.9.60
4.9.6
4.9.59
4.9.58
4.9.57
4.9.56
4.9.55
4.9.54
4.9.53
4.9.52
4.9.51
4.9.50
4.9.5
4.9.49
4.9.48
4.9.47
4.9.46
4.9.45
4.9.44
4.9.43
4.9.42
4.9.41
4.9.40
4.9.4
4.9.39
4.9.38
4.9.37
4.9.36
4.9.35
4.9.34
4.9.33
4.9.32
4.9.31
4.9.30
4.9.3
4.9.29
4.9.28
4.9.27
4.9.26
4.9.25
4.9.24
4.9.23
4.9.22
4.9.21
4.9.20
4.9.2
4.9.19
4.9.18
4.9.17
4.9.16
4.9.15
4.9.144
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CVSS Base Score
Impact Subscore
Exploitability Subscore
3.5/10
2.9/10
6.8/10
Exploit range
Attack complexity
Authentication
Remote
Medium
Single time
Confidentiality impact
Integrity impact
Availability impact
None
None
Partial

 References:
http://seclists.org/oss-sec/2018/q2/122
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/104229
https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2018:2948
https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2018:3083
https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2018:3096
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=CVE-2018-1120
https://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux.git/commit/?id=7f7ccc2ccc2e70c6054685f5e3522efa81556830
https://lists.debian.org/debian-lts-announce/2018/07/msg00020.html
https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201805-14
https://usn.ubuntu.com/3752-1/
https://usn.ubuntu.com/3752-2/
https://usn.ubuntu.com/3752-3/
https://usn.ubuntu.com/3910-1/
https://usn.ubuntu.com/3910-2/
https://www.exploit-db.com/exploits/44806/

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