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CVE-2016-2550 Detail

Current Description

The Linux kernel before 4.5 allows local users to bypass file-descriptor limits and cause a denial of service (memory consumption) by leveraging incorrect tracking of descriptor ownership and sending each descriptor over a UNIX socket before closing it. NOTE: this vulnerability exists because of an incorrect fix for CVE-2013-4312.

Source:  MITRE
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Severity



CVSS 3.x Severity and Metrics:

NIST CVSS score
NIST: NVD
Base Score: 5.5 MEDIUM
Vector:  CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H

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Hyperlink Resource
http://git.kernel.org/cgit/linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux.git/commit/?id=415e3d3e90ce9e18727e8843ae343eda5a58fad6 Vendor Advisory
http://www.debian.org/security/2016/dsa-3503
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2016/02/23/2
http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/security-advisory/cpujan2018-3236628.html
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-2946-1
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-2946-2
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-2947-1
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-2947-2
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-2947-3
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-2948-1
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-2948-2
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-2949-1
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1311517
https://github.com/torvalds/linux/commit/415e3d3e90ce9e18727e8843ae343eda5a58fad6 Patch Vendor Advisory

Weakness Enumeration

CWE-ID CWE Name Source
CWE-399 Resource Management Errors NIST  

Known Affected Software Configurations Switch to CPE 2.2

Configuration 1 ( hide )
 cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
     Show Matching CPE(s)
Up to (including)
4.4.8


Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2016-2550
NVD Published Date:
04/27/2016
NVD Last Modified:
01/18/2018