Bug 1757363 (CVE-2017-18549) - CVE-2017-18549 kernel: information exposure in drivers/scsi/aacraid/commctrl.c
Summary: CVE-2017-18549 kernel: information exposure in drivers/scsi/aacraid/commctrl.c
Alias: CVE-2017-18549
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Red Hat Product Security
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Depends On: 1757364
Blocks: 1757365
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2019-10-01 10:34 UTC by Dhananjay Arunesh
Modified: 2021-02-16 21:20 UTC (History)
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A flaw was found in the Linux kernel in the aac_send_raw_srb and aac_get_hba_info in drivers/scsi/aacraid/commctrl.c in the SCSI, where an uninitialized variable could copy stack-allocated structs to userspace without initializing its member's variables. This flaw can lead to the exposure of kernel stack memory. Clearing the memory by memset to ZERO at initialization can prevent information leaks.
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Last Closed: 2020-02-18 08:09:34 UTC

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Description Dhananjay Arunesh 2019-10-01 10:34:02 UTC
An issue was discovered in drivers/scsi/aacraid/commctrl.c in the Linux kernel. There is potential exposure of kernel stack memory because aac_send_raw_srb does not initialize the reply structure.


Comment 1 Dhananjay Arunesh 2019-10-01 10:34:31 UTC
Created kernel tracking bugs for this issue:

Affects: fedora-all [bug 1757364]

Comment 2 Justin M. Forbes 2019-10-01 13:46:54 UTC
This issue was fixed in upstream kernel 4.13 and never impacted any currently supported version of Fedora.

Comment 4 Rohit Keshri 2020-02-18 06:09:31 UTC

Mitigation for this issue is either not available or the currently available options don't meet the Red Hat Product Security criteria comprising ease of use and deployment, applicability to widespread installation base or stability.

Comment 5 Product Security DevOps Team 2020-02-18 08:09:34 UTC
This bug is now closed. Further updates for individual products will be reflected on the CVE page(s):


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