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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2017-5546

The freelist-randomization feature in mm/slab.c in the Linux kernel 4.8.x and 4.9.x before 4.9.5 allows local users to cause a denial of service (duplicate freelist entries and system crash) or possibly have unspecified other impact in opportunistic circumstances by leveraging the selection of a large value for a random number.
Publish Date : 2017-02-06 Last Update Date : 2017-02-09
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
Confidentiality Impact Complete (There is total information disclosure, resulting in all system files being revealed.)
Integrity Impact Complete (There is a total compromise of system integrity. There is a complete loss of system protection, resulting in the entire system being compromised.)
Availability Impact Complete (There is a total shutdown of the affected resource. The attacker can render the resource completely unavailable.)
Access Complexity Low (Specialized access conditions or extenuating circumstances do not exist. Very little knowledge or skill is required to exploit. )
Authentication Not required (Authentication is not required to exploit the vulnerability.)
Gained Access None
Vulnerability Type(s) Denial Of Service
CWE ID 189

- Products Affected By CVE-2017-5546

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 OS Linux Linux Kernel 4.8 Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 OS Linux Linux Kernel 4.8.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 OS Linux Linux Kernel 4.8.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 OS Linux Linux Kernel 4.8.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
5 OS Linux Linux Kernel 4.8.4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
6 OS Linux Linux Kernel 4.8.5 Version Details Vulnerabilities
7 OS Linux Linux Kernel 4.8.6 Version Details Vulnerabilities
8 OS Linux Linux Kernel 4.8.7 Version Details Vulnerabilities
9 OS Linux Linux Kernel 4.8.8 Version Details Vulnerabilities
10 OS Linux Linux Kernel 4.8.9 Version Details Vulnerabilities
11 OS Linux Linux Kernel 4.8.10 Version Details Vulnerabilities
12 OS Linux Linux Kernel 4.8.11 Version Details Vulnerabilities
13 OS Linux Linux Kernel 4.8.12 Version Details Vulnerabilities
14 OS Linux Linux Kernel 4.8.13 Version Details Vulnerabilities
15 OS Linux Linux Kernel 4.8.14 Version Details Vulnerabilities
16 OS Linux Linux Kernel 4.8.15 Version Details Vulnerabilities
17 OS Linux Linux Kernel 4.8.16 Version Details Vulnerabilities
18 OS Linux Linux Kernel 4.8.17 Version Details Vulnerabilities
19 OS Linux Linux Kernel 4.9 Version Details Vulnerabilities
20 OS Linux Linux Kernel 4.9.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
21 OS Linux Linux Kernel 4.9.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
22 OS Linux Linux Kernel 4.9.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
23 OS Linux Linux Kernel 4.9.4 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Linux Linux Kernel 23

- References For CVE-2017-5546 CONFIRM
MLIST [oss-security] 20170120 Re: CVE REQUEST: linux kernel: process with pgid zero able to crash kernel
BID 95711 Linux Kernel CVE-2017-5546 Local Denial of Service Vulnerability Release Date:2017-01-26 CONFIRM CONFIRM CONFIRM

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2017-5546

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