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.
Published 2017-09-21 15:29:01
Updated 2019-10-09 23:22:23
Source Red Hat, Inc.
View at NVD,   CVE.org
Vulnerability category: Memory Corruption

Exploit prediction scoring system (EPSS) score for CVE-2017-12153

0.06%
Probability of exploitation activity in the next 30 days EPSS Score History
~ 25 %
Percentile, the proportion of vulnerabilities that are scored at or less

CVSS scores for CVE-2017-12153

Base Score Base Severity CVSS Vector Exploitability Score Impact Score Score Source First Seen
4.9
MEDIUM AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C
3.9
6.9
NIST
4.4
MEDIUM CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:H/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H
0.8
3.6
NIST

CWE ids for CVE-2017-12153

  • A NULL pointer dereference occurs when the application dereferences a pointer that it expects to be valid, but is NULL, typically causing a crash or exit.
    Assigned by:
    • nvd@nist.gov (Primary)
    • secalert@redhat.com (Secondary)

References for CVE-2017-12153

Products affected by CVE-2017-12153

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