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CVE-2017-5550 Off-by-one error in the pipe_advance function

  • CVE ID: CVE-2017-5550
  • Vendors: Linux
  • Date: February 06, 2017
  • Severity: Low
  • Impact score: 2.90
  • Exploit score: 3.90

Off-by-one error in the pipe_advance function in lib/iov_iter.c in the Linux kernel before 4.9.5 allows local users to obtain sensitive information from uninitialized heap-memory locations in opportunistic circumstances by reading from a pipe after an incorrect buffer-release decision.

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