Attacker Value
Unknown
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Exploitability
Unknown
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User Interaction
None
Privileges Required
Low
Attack Vector
Local
0

CVE-2017-2624

Disclosure Date: July 27, 2018
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Description

It was found that xorg-x11-server before 1.19.0 including uses memcmp() to check the received MIT cookie against a series of valid cookies. If the cookie is correct, it is allowed to attach to the Xorg session. Since most memcmp() implementations return after an invalid byte is seen, this causes a time difference between a valid and invalid byte, which could allow an efficient brute force attack.

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CVSS V3 Severity and Metrics
Base Score:
7.0 High
Impact Score:
5.9
Exploitability Score:
1
Vector:
CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:H/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H
Attack Vector (AV):
Local
Attack Complexity (AC):
High
Privileges Required (PR):
Low
User Interaction (UI):
None
Scope (S):
Unchanged
Confidentiality (C):
High
Integrity (I):
High
Availability (A):
High

General Information

Vendors

  • Xorg

Products

  • xorg-x11-server
Technical Analysis