CVE-2016-0821 Detail

Current Description

The LIST_POISON feature in include/linux/poison.h in the Linux kernel before 4.3, as used in Android 6.0.1 before 2016-03-01, does not properly consider the relationship to the mmap_min_addr value, which makes it easier for attackers to bypass a poison-pointer protection mechanism by triggering the use of an uninitialized list entry, aka Android internal bug 26186802, a different vulnerability than CVE-2015-3636.


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Severity



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NIST CVSS score
NIST: NVD
Base Score:  7.5 HIGH
Vector:  CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:H/A:N


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Hyperlink Resource
http://git.kernel.org/cgit/linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux.git/commit/?id=8a5e5e02fc83aaf67053ab53b359af08c6c49aaf
http://source.android.com/security/bulletin/2016-03-01.html Vendor Advisory 
http://www.debian.org/security/2016/dsa-3607
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2015/05/02/6
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/84260
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-2967-1
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-2967-2
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-2968-1
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-2968-2
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-2969-1
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-2970-1
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-2971-1
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-2971-2
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-2971-3
https://github.com/torvalds/linux/commit/8a5e5e02fc83aaf67053ab53b359af08c6c49aaf Vendor Advisory 

Weakness Enumeration

CWE-ID CWE Name Source
CWE-254 7PK - Security Features cwe source acceptance level NIST  

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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2016-0821
NVD Published Date:
03/12/2016
NVD Last Modified:
11/30/2016
Source:
MITRE