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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2017-17805

The Salsa20 encryption algorithm in the Linux kernel before 4.14.8 does not correctly handle zero-length inputs, allowing a local attacker able to use the AF_ALG-based skcipher interface (CONFIG_CRYPTO_USER_API_SKCIPHER) to cause a denial of service (uninitialized-memory free and kernel crash) or have unspecified other impact by executing a crafted sequence of system calls that use the blkcipher_walk API. Both the generic implementation (crypto/salsa20_generic.c) and x86 implementation (arch/x86/crypto/salsa20_glue.c) of Salsa20 were vulnerable.
Publish Date : 2017-12-20 Last Update Date : 2018-10-31
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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

- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
RHSA-2018:3083: kernel security, bug fix, and enhancement update (Important) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20183083 unix
RHSA-2018:3096: kernel-rt security, bug fix, and enhancement update (Important) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20183096 unix
RHSA-2019:2473: kernel security and bug fix update (Important) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20192473 unix
OVAL (Open Vulnerability and Assessment Language) definitions define exactly what should be done to verify a vulnerability or a missing patch. Check out the OVAL definitions if you want to learn what you should do to verify a vulnerability.

- Products Affected By CVE-2017-17805

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 OS Debian Debian Linux 9.0 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 OS Linux Linux Kernel * * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 OS Opensuse Leap 42.2 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 OS Opensuse Project Leap 42.3 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
5 OS Suse Linux Enterprise Desktop 12 SP2 * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
6 OS Suse Linux Enterprise Desktop 12 SP3 * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
7 OS Suse Linux Enterprise Server 11 Extra * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
8 OS Suse Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP4 * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
9 OS Suse Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP2 * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
10 OS Suse Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP3 * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
11 OS Suse Linux Enterprise Server For Raspberry Pi 12 SP2 * * Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Debian Debian Linux 1
Linux Linux Kernel 1
Opensuse Leap 1
Opensuse Project Leap 1
Suse Linux Enterprise Desktop 2
Suse Linux Enterprise Server 4
Suse Linux Enterprise Server For Raspberry Pi 1

- References For CVE-2017-17805
REDHAT RHSA-2018:3096
REDHAT RHSA-2018:3083
MLIST [debian-lts-announce] 20180107 [SECURITY] [DLA 1232-1] linux security update
REDHAT RHSA-2019:2473
SUSE SUSE-SU-2018:0011
SUSE SUSE-SU-2018:0010
SUSE openSUSE-SU-2018:0022
SUSE SUSE-SU-2018:0012
SUSE openSUSE-SU-2018:0023
REDHAT RHSA-2018:2948
BID 102291 Linux kernel Multiple CVE-2017-17805 Local Denial of Service Vulnerabilities Release Date:2018-03-21

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2017-17805

There are not any metasploit modules related to this CVE entry (Please visit for more information)

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