Rapid7 Vulnerability & Exploit Database

Amazon Linux AMI: CVE-2017-7187: Security patch for kernel (ALAS-2017-828)

Back to Search

Amazon Linux AMI: CVE-2017-7187: Security patch for kernel (ALAS-2017-828)

Severity
7
CVSS
(AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
Published
03/20/2017
Created
07/25/2018
Added
05/11/2017
Modified
05/07/2019

Description

The sg_ioctl function in drivers/scsi/sg.c in the Linux kernel through 4.10.4 allows local users to cause a denial of service (stack-based buffer overflow) or possibly have unspecified other impact via a large command size in an SG_NEXT_CMD_LEN ioctl call, leading to out-of-bounds write access in the sg_write function.

Solution(s)

  • amazon-linux-upgrade-kernel

References

  • amazon-linux-upgrade-kernel

With Rapid7 live dashboards, I have a clear view of all the assets on my network, which ones can be exploited, and what I need to do in order to reduce the risk in my environment in real-time. No other tool gives us that kind of value and insight.

– Scott Cheney, Manager of Information Security, Sierra View Medical Center

;