BSA-2017-285

Brocade Security Advisory ID

BSA-2017-285

Initial Publication Date

05/17/2017

Last Updated

05/17/2017

Revision

1.0: Interim

Risk Impact

High

Workaround

N/A

Component

Linux Kernel

Affected CVE

CVE-2017-2636

CVSS Score

7.8

Summary

A race condition flaw was found in the N_HLDC Linux kernel driver when accessing n_hdlc.tbuf list that can lead to double free. A local, unprivileged user able to set the HDLC line discipline on the tty device could use this flaw to increase their privileges on the system.

Affected Products

Brocade is investigating its product lines to determine which products may be affected by this vulnerability and the impact on each affected product.

Products Confirmed Not Vulnerable

Brocade 5400 vRouter, Brocade 5600 vRouter, Brocade FastIron OS, Brocade NetIron OS, Brocade ServerIronADX, Brocade SLX-OS, Brocade Virtual Traffic Manager, and Brocade Virtual Web Application Firewall are confirmed not affected by this vulnerability.

Workaround

There are no workarounds that address this vulnerability.

Revision History

Version Change Date
1.0 Initial Publication May 17, 2017

Disclaimer

THIS DOCUMENT IS PROVIDED ON AN AS-IS BASIS SOLELY FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES AND DOES NOT IMPLY ANY KIND OF GUARANTY OR WARRANTY, INCLUDING THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. YOUR USE OF THE INFORMATION CONTAINED HEREIN IS AT YOUR OWN RISK. ALL INFORMATION PROVIDED HEREIN IS BASED ON BROCADE'S CURRENT KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING OF THE VULNERABILITY AND IMPACT TO BROCADE HARDWARE AND SOFTWARE PRODUCTS. BROCADE RESERVES THE RIGHT TO CHANGE OR UPDATE THIS DOCUMENT AT ANY TIME.