CVE-2017-17805

Source
Severity Medium
Remote No
Type Denial of service
Description
The Salsa20 encryption algorithm in the Linux kernel before 4.14.8, 4.9.71, 4.4.107, 3.18.89, 3.16.52 and 3.2.97 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.
Group Package Affected Fixed Severity Status Ticket
AVG-574 linux-hardened 4.14.7.a-1 4.14.11.a-1 High Fixed FS#56832
AVG-571 linux-zen 4.14.7-1 4.14.11-1 High Fixed FS#56832
AVG-561 linux-lts 4.9.68-1 4.9.74-1 High Fixed
AVG-552 linux 4.14.7-1 4.14.11-1 High Fixed FS#56832
Date Advisory Group Package Severity Description
05 Jan 2018 ASA-201801-4 AVG-574 linux-hardened High multiple issues
05 Jan 2018 ASA-201801-3 AVG-571 linux-zen High multiple issues
05 Jan 2018 ASA-201801-2 AVG-561 linux-lts High multiple issues
05 Jan 2018 ASA-201801-1 AVG-552 linux High multiple issues
References
https://git.kernel.org/linus/ecaaab5649781c5a0effdaf298a925063020500e