Upstream information

CVE-2018-12232 at MITRE

Description

In net/socket.c in the Linux kernel through 4.17.1, there is a race condition between fchownat and close in cases where they target the same socket file descriptor, related to the sock_close and sockfs_setattr functions. fchownat does not increment the file descriptor reference count, which allows close to set the socket to NULL during fchownat's execution, leading to a NULL pointer dereference and system crash.

SUSE information

Overall state of this security issue: Pending

This issue is currently rated as having moderate severity.

CVSS v3 Scores
  SUSE
Base Score 5.5
Vector AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H
Access Vector Local
Access Complexity Low
Privileges Required Low
User Interaction None
Scope Unchanged
Confidentiality Impact None
Integrity Impact None
Availability Impact High
SUSE Bugzilla entry: 1097593 [NEW]

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Status of this issue by product and package

Please note that this evaluation state might be work in progress, incomplete or outdated. Also information for service packs in the LTSS phase is only included for issues meeting the LTSS criteria. If in doubt, feel free to contact us for clarification.

Product(s) Source package State
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12 SP3 kernel-source Not affected
SUSE Linux Enterprise Module for Basesystem 15 GA kernel-source Affected
SUSE Linux Enterprise Module for Development Tools 15 GA kernel-source Affected
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP4 kernel-source Not affected
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP3 kernel-source Not affected