Bug 1470659 (CVE-2017-11176) - CVE-2017-11176 kernel: Use-after-free in sys_mq_notify()
Summary: CVE-2017-11176 kernel: Use-after-free in sys_mq_notify()
Status: CLOSED ERRATA
Alias: CVE-2017-11176
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: 1470660 1476122 1476123 1476124 1476125 1476126 1476127 1476128 1476129 1476130 1476131
Blocks: 1470663
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
 
Reported: 2017-07-13 12:13 UTC by Adam Mariš
Modified: 2019-06-11 11:13 UTC (History)
38 users (show)

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A use-after-free flaw was found in the Netlink functionality of the Linux kernel networking subsystem. Due to the insufficient cleanup in the mq_notify function, a local attacker could potentially use this flaw to escalate their privileges on the system.
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Last Closed: 2019-06-08 03:16:25 UTC


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External Trackers
Tracker ID Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Red Hat Product Errata RHSA-2017:2918 normal SHIPPED_LIVE Important: kernel-rt security and bug fix update 2017-10-19 17:24:24 UTC
Red Hat Product Errata RHSA-2017:2930 normal SHIPPED_LIVE Important: kernel security and bug fix update 2017-10-19 18:47:35 UTC
Red Hat Product Errata RHSA-2017:2931 normal SHIPPED_LIVE Important: kernel-rt security and bug fix update 2017-10-19 18:48:35 UTC
Red Hat Product Errata RHSA-2018:0169 normal SHIPPED_LIVE Important: kernel security and bug fix update 2018-01-25 16:22:33 UTC
Red Hat Product Errata RHSA-2018:3822 None None None 2018-12-12 14:53 UTC

Description Adam Mariš 2017-07-13 12:13:50 UTC
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 possibly cause a situation where a value may be used after being freed (Use after free) which may lead to memory corruption or other unspecified other impact.

Upstream patch:

https://github.com/torvalds/linux/commit/f991af3daabaecff34684fd51fac80319d1baad1

Mitre advisory: https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2017-11176

What is use after free: https://access.redhat.com/use-after-free-flaw-type

Comment 1 Adam Mariš 2017-07-13 12:14:42 UTC
Created kernel tracking bugs for this issue:

Affects: fedora-all [bug 1470660]

Comment 2 Fedora Update System 2017-07-23 22:55:03 UTC
kernel-4.11.11-200.fc25 has been pushed to the Fedora 25 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

Comment 7 Eric Christensen 2017-10-10 18:44:42 UTC
Statement:

This issue affects the Linux kernel packages as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5,6,7 and MRG-2.  Future Linux kernel updates for the respective releases may address this issue.

Comment 8 errata-xmlrpc 2017-10-19 13:26:00 UTC
This issue has been addressed in the following products:

  Red Hat Enterprise MRG 2

Via RHSA-2017:2918 https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2017:2918

Comment 9 errata-xmlrpc 2017-10-19 15:05:41 UTC
This issue has been addressed in the following products:

  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7

Via RHSA-2017:2930 https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2017:2930

Comment 10 errata-xmlrpc 2017-10-19 15:09:20 UTC
This issue has been addressed in the following products:

  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7

Via RHSA-2017:2931 https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2017:2931

Comment 11 errata-xmlrpc 2018-01-25 11:31:22 UTC
This issue has been addressed in the following products:

  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6

Via RHSA-2018:0169 https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2018:0169

Comment 13 errata-xmlrpc 2018-12-12 14:53:35 UTC
This issue has been addressed in the following products:

  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 Extended Lifecycle Support

Via RHSA-2018:3822 https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2018:3822


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