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CVE-2016-4558 Detail

Current Description

The BPF subsystem in the Linux kernel before 4.5.5 mishandles reference counts, which allows local users to cause a denial of service (use-after-free) or possibly have unspecified other impact via a crafted application on (1) a system with more than 32 Gb of memory, related to the program reference count or (2) a 1 Tb system, related to the map reference count.

Source:  MITRE
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Evaluator Description

CWE-416: Use After Free

Severity



CVSS 3.x Severity and Metrics:

NIST CVSS score
NIST: NVD
Base Score: 7.0 HIGH
Vector:  CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:H/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

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Hyperlink Resource
http://git.kernel.org/cgit/linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux.git/commit/?id=92117d8443bc5afacc8d5ba82e541946310f106e
http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v4.x/ChangeLog-4.5.5
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2016/05/06/4
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-3005-1 Third Party Advisory
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-3006-1 Third Party Advisory
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-3007-1 Third Party Advisory
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1334303 Issue Tracking Third Party Advisory
https://github.com/torvalds/linux/commit/92117d8443bc5afacc8d5ba82e541946310f106e Vendor Advisory

Weakness Enumeration

CWE-ID CWE Name Source
NVD-CWE-Other Other NIST  

Known Affected Software Configurations Switch to CPE 2.2

Configuration 1 ( hide )
 cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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Up to (including)
4.5.4

Configuration 2 ( hide )
 cpe:2.3:o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.04:*:*:*:lts:*:*:*
     Show Matching CPE(s)
 cpe:2.3:o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:16.04:*:*:*:lts:*:*:*
     Show Matching CPE(s)


Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2016-4558
NVD Published Date:
05/23/2016
NVD Last Modified:
08/02/2016