Bug 1404200 (CVE-2016-10147) - CVE-2016-10147 kernel: Kernel crash by spawning mcrypt(alg) with incompatible algorithm
Summary: CVE-2016-10147 kernel: Kernel crash by spawning mcrypt(alg) with incompatible...
Status: NEW
Alias: CVE-2016-10147
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
medium
medium
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Red Hat Product Security
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Keywords: Security
Depends On: 1402133 1413977
Blocks: 1404201
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Reported: 2016-12-13 10:20 UTC by Adam Mariš
Modified: 2019-06-08 21:39 UTC (History)
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Algorithms not compatible with mcryptd could be spawned by mcryptd with a direct crypto_alloc_tfm invocation using a "mcryptd(alg)" name construct.  This causes mcryptd to crash the kernel if an arbitrary "alg" is incompatible and not intended to be used with mcryptd.
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External Trackers
Tracker ID Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Red Hat Product Errata RHEA-2017:3163 normal SHIPPED_LIVE new packages: kernel-alt 2017-11-09 14:59:25 UTC
Red Hat Product Errata RHSA-2017:1842 normal SHIPPED_LIVE Important: kernel security, bug fix, and enhancement update 2017-08-01 18:22:09 UTC
Red Hat Product Errata RHSA-2017:2077 normal SHIPPED_LIVE Important: kernel-rt security, bug fix, and enhancement update 2017-08-01 18:13:37 UTC

Description Adam Mariš 2016-12-13 10:20:04 UTC
Algorithms not compatible with mcryptd could be spawned by mcryptd with a direct crypto_alloc_tfm invocation using a "mcryptd(alg)" name construct.  This causes mcryptd to crash the kernel if an arbitrary "alg" is incompatible and not intended to be used with mcryptd.

This could be a potential attack to crash the kernel by user program using AF_ALG to request an invalid algorithm such as mcryptd(md5).

Upstream report:

https://marc.info/?l=dm-devel&m=148063708010538&w=2

Suggested Patch:

http://marc.info/?l=linux-crypto-vger&m=148096718218312&w=2

Upstream patch:

https://git.kernel.org/cgit/linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux.git/commit/?id=48a992727d82cb7db076fa15d372178743b1f4cd

CVE-ID request and assignment:

http://seclists.org/oss-sec/2017/q1/118

http://seclists.org/oss-sec/2017/q1/127

Comment 4 Vladis Dronov 2017-01-17 13:45:05 UTC
Statement:

This issue does not affect the Linux kernel packages as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5, 6, 7 and Red Hat Enterprise MRG-2 as the flaw is not present in the products listed.

Comment 6 errata-xmlrpc 2017-08-01 19:11:36 UTC
This issue has been addressed in the following products:

  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7

Via RHSA-2017:2077 https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2017:2077

Comment 7 errata-xmlrpc 2017-08-02 07:51:39 UTC
This issue has been addressed in the following products:

  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7

Via RHSA-2017:1842 https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2017:1842


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