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CVE-2016-4565 Detail

Current Description

The InfiniBand (aka IB) stack in the Linux kernel before 4.5.3 incorrectly relies on the write system call, which allows local users to cause a denial of service (kernel memory write operation) or possibly have unspecified other impact via a uAPI interface.

Source:  MITRE
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Impact

CVSS v3.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 7.8 HIGH
Vector: AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H (V3 legend)
Impact Score: 5.9
Exploitability Score: 1.8


Attack Vector (AV): Local
Attack Complexity (AC): Low
Privileges Required (PR): Low
User Interaction (UI): None
Scope (S): Unchanged
Confidentiality (C): High
Integrity (I): High
Availability (A): High

CVSS v2.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 7.2 HIGH
Vector: (AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C) (V2 legend)
Impact Subscore: 10.0
Exploitability Subscore: 3.9


Access Vector (AV): Local
Access Complexity (AC): Low
Authentication (AU): None
Confidentiality (C): Complete
Integrity (I): Complete
Availability (A): Complete
Additional Information:
Allows unauthorized disclosure of information
Allows unauthorized modification
Allows disruption of service

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Hyperlink Resource
http://git.kernel.org/cgit/linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux.git/commit/?id=e6bd18f57aad1a2d1ef40e646d03ed0f2515c9e3 Vendor Advisory
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2016-06/msg00044.html
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2016-06/msg00052.html
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2016-06/msg00054.html
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2016-08/msg00000.html
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2016-08/msg00003.html
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2016-08/msg00007.html
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2016-08/msg00008.html
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2016-08/msg00009.html
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2016-08/msg00014.html
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2016-08/msg00015.html
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2016-08/msg00016.html
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2016-08/msg00017.html
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2016-08/msg00018.html
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2016-08/msg00019.html
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2016-08/msg00020.html
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2016-08/msg00021.html
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2016-08/msg00022.html
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2016-08/msg00023.html
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2016-08/msg00026.html
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2016-08/msg00044.html
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2016-08/msg00055.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2016-1489.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2016-1581.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2016-1617.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2016-1640.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2016-1657.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2016-1814.html
http://www.debian.org/security/2016/dsa-3607
http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v4.x/ChangeLog-4.5.3
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2016/05/07/1
http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/topics/security/linuxbulletinapr2016-2952096.html
http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/topics/security/linuxbulletinjul2016-3090544.html
http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/topics/security/ovmbulletinjul2016-3090546.html
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/90301
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-3001-1
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-3002-1
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-3003-1
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-3004-1
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-3005-1
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-3006-1
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-3007-1
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-3018-1
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-3018-2
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-3019-1
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-3021-1
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-3021-2
https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2016:1277
https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2016:1301
https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2016:1341
https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2016:1406
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1310570
https://github.com/torvalds/linux/commit/e6bd18f57aad1a2d1ef40e646d03ed0f2515c9e3 Vendor Advisory

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

  • Permissions, Privileges, and Access Control (CWE-264)

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)
4.5.2


Change History

11 change records found - show changes

Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2016-4565
NVD Published Date:
05/23/2016
NVD Last Modified:
01/04/2018