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CVE-2017-17805

Published: 20 December 2017

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.

From the Ubuntu security team

It was discovered that the Salsa20 encryption algorithm implementations in the Linux kernel did not properly handle zero-length inputs. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash).

Priority

Medium

CVSS 3 base score: 7.8

Status

Package Release Status
linux
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (4.15~rc4)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) Not vulnerable
(4.15.0-10.11)
Patches:
Introduced by eb6f13eb9f812f5812ed5d14f241309da369dee6
Fixed by ecaaab5649781c5a0effdaf298a925063020500e
linux-armadaxp
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (4.15~rc4)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) Does not exist

This package is not directly supported by the Ubuntu Security Team
linux-aws
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (4.15~rc4)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) Not vulnerable
(4.15.0-1001.1)
linux-azure
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (4.15~rc4)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) Not vulnerable
(4.15.0-1002.2)
linux-euclid
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (4.15~rc4)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) Does not exist

linux-flo
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (4.15~rc4)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) Does not exist

linux-gcp
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (4.15~rc4)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) Not vulnerable
(4.15.0-1001.1)
linux-gke
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (4.15~rc4)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) Does not exist

linux-goldfish
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (4.15~rc4)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) Does not exist

linux-grouper
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (4.15~rc4)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) Does not exist

linux-hwe
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (4.15~rc4)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) Not vulnerable

linux-hwe-edge
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (4.15~rc4)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver)
Released (4.18.0-8.9~18.04.1)
linux-kvm
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (4.15~rc4)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) Not vulnerable
(4.15.0-1002.2)
linux-linaro-omap
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (4.15~rc4)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) Does not exist

linux-linaro-shared
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (4.15~rc4)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) Does not exist

linux-linaro-vexpress
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (4.15~rc4)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) Does not exist

linux-lts-quantal
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (4.15~rc4)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) Does not exist

This package is not directly supported by the Ubuntu Security Team
linux-lts-raring
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (4.15~rc4)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) Does not exist

linux-lts-saucy
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (4.15~rc4)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) Does not exist

This package is not directly supported by the Ubuntu Security Team
linux-lts-trusty
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (4.15~rc4)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) Does not exist

linux-lts-utopic
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (4.15~rc4)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) Does not exist

linux-lts-vivid
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (4.15~rc4)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) Does not exist

linux-lts-wily
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (4.15~rc4)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) Does not exist

linux-lts-xenial
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (4.15~rc4)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) Does not exist

linux-maguro
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (4.15~rc4)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) Does not exist

linux-mako
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (4.15~rc4)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) Does not exist

linux-manta
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (4.15~rc4)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) Does not exist

linux-oem
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (4.15~rc4)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) Not vulnerable
(4.15.0-1002.3)
linux-qcm-msm
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (4.15~rc4)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) Does not exist

linux-raspi2
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (4.15~rc4)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) Not vulnerable
(4.15.0-1006.7)
linux-snapdragon
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (4.15~rc4)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) Not vulnerable

linux-ti-omap4
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (4.15~rc4)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) Does not exist