CVE Details

Release Date:2017-01-20


The do_shmat function in ipc/shm.c in the Linux kernel through 4.9.12does not restrict the address calculated by a certain rounding operation, which allows local users to map page zero, and consequently bypass a protection mechanism that exists for the mmap system call, by making crafted shmget and shmat system calls in a privileged context.

See more information about CVE-2017-5669 from MITRE CVE dictionary and NIST NVD

CVSS v2.0 metrics

NOTE: The following CVSS v2.0 metrics and score provided are preliminary and subject to review.

Base Score: 4.6 Base Metrics: AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P
Access Vector: Local network Attack Complexity: Low
Authentication: None required Confidentiality Impact: Partial
Integrity Impact: Partial Availability Impact: Partial

Errata information

PlatformErrataRelease Date
Oracle Linux version 5 (kernel-uek)ELSA-2017-35672017-05-16
Oracle Linux version 6 (dtrace-modules-3.8.13-118.18.2.el6uek)ELSA-2017-35662017-05-16
Oracle Linux version 6 (kernel-uek)ELSA-2017-35662017-05-16
Oracle Linux version 6 (kernel-uek)ELSA-2017-35672017-05-16
Oracle Linux version 7 (dtrace-modules-3.8.13-118.18.2.el7uek)ELSA-2017-35662017-05-16
Oracle Linux version 7 (kernel-uek)ELSA-2017-35662017-05-16
Oracle VM version 3.2 (kernel-uek)OVMSA-2017-01062017-05-16
Oracle VM version 3.3 (kernel-uek)OVMSA-2017-01052017-05-16

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