Brocade Security Advisory

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Brocade Security Advisory ID:

BSA-2017-373

 

Risk Impact:

High

Initial Publication Date:

August 25, 2017

 

Workaround:

N/A

Last Updated:

October 27, 2017

 

Component:

NFSv4

Revision:

2.0: Interim

 

Affected CVE:

CVE-2017-8797

 

 

 

CVSS Score:

8.6

Summary

The NFSv4 server in the Linux kernel before 4.11.3 does not properly validate the layout type when processing the NFSv4 pNFS GETDEVICEINFO or LAYOUTGET operand in a UDP packet from a remote attacker. This type value is uninitialized upon encountering certain error conditions. This value is used as an array index for dereferencing, which leads to an OOPS and eventually a DoS of knfsd and a soft-lockup of the whole 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 Fabric OS, Brocade FastIron OS, Brocade NetIron OS, Brocade ServerIron ADX, Brocade SLX-OS, Brocade Virtual ADX, and Brocade Workflow Composer 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

August 25, 2017

2.0

Updated to address ADX, vADX, & WC

October 27, 2017

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