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CVE-2015-8970

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Date: November 27, 2016

crypto/algif_skcipher.c in the Linux kernel before 4.4.2 does not verify that a setkey operation has been performed on an AF_ALG socket before an accept system call is processed, which allows local users to cause a denial of service (NULL pointer dereference and system crash) via a crafted application that does not supply a key, related to the lrw_crypt function in crypto/lrw.c.

Language: C

Severity Score

Severity Score

Weakness Type (CWE)

NULL Pointer Dereference

CWE-476

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CVSS v3

Base Score:
Attack Vector (AV): LOCAL
Attack Complexity (AC): LOW
Privilegs Required (PR): LOW
User Interaction (UI): NONE
Scope (S): UNCHANGED
Confidentiality (C): NONE
Integrity (I): NONE
Availability (A): HIGH

CVSS v2

Base Score:
Access Vector (AV): LOCAL
Access Complexity (AC): LOW
Authentication (AU): NONE
Confidentiality (C): NONE
Integrity (I): NONE
Availability (A): COMPLETE
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