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Debian: CVE-2017-17806: linux -- security update

Severity CVSS Published Added Modified
7 (AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C) December 20, 2017 December 24, 2017 January 17, 2018

Description

The HMAC implementation (crypto/hmac.c) in the Linux kernel before 4.14.8 does not validate that the underlying cryptographic hash algorithm is unkeyed, allowing a local attacker able to use the AF_ALG-based hash interface (CONFIG_CRYPTO_USER_API_HASH) and the SHA-3 hash algorithm (CONFIG_CRYPTO_SHA3) to cause a kernel stack buffer overflow by executing a crafted sequence of system calls that encounter a missing SHA-3 initialization.

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References

Solution

debian-upgrade-linux

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