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LIN5-23802 : Security Advisory - linux - CVE-2017-12153

Created: Sep 26, 2017    Updated: May 29, 2018
Resolved Date: Oct 25, 2017
Found In Version: 5.0.1.41
Fix Version: 5.0.1.42
Severity: Standard
Applicable for: Wind River Linux 5
Component/s: Kernel

Description

A security flaw was discovered in the nl80211_set_rekey_data() function in net/wireless/nl80211.c in the Linux kernel through 4.13.3. This function does not check whether the required attributes are present in a Netlink request. This request can be issued by a user with the CAP_NET_ADMIN capability and may result in a NULL pointer dereference and system crash.

https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2017-12153

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