CVE-2016-4569 Detail

Current Description

The snd_timer_user_params function in sound/core/timer.c in the Linux kernel through 4.6 does not initialize a certain data structure, which allows local users to obtain sensitive information from kernel stack memory via crafted use of the ALSA timer interface.


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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:H/I:N/A:N


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Hyperlink Resource
http://git.kernel.org/cgit/linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux.git/commit/?id=cec8f96e49d9be372fdb0c3836dcf31ec71e457e
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2016-06/msg00044.html
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2016-06/msg00052.html Third Party Advisory 
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2016-06/msg00054.html Third Party Advisory 
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2016-06/msg00056.html Third Party Advisory 
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2016-08/msg00000.html Third Party Advisory 
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2016-08/msg00007.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-2016-2574.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2016-2584.html
http://www.debian.org/security/2016/dsa-3607
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2016/05/09/17
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/90347
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-3016-1
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-3016-2
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-3016-3
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-3016-4
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-3017-1
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-3017-2
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-3017-3
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-3020-1
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-3021-1 Third Party Advisory 
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-3021-2 Third Party Advisory 
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1334643 Issue Tracking 
https://github.com/torvalds/linux/commit/cec8f96e49d9be372fdb0c3836dcf31ec71e457e Vendor Advisory 

Weakness Enumeration

CWE-ID CWE Name Source
CWE-200 Exposure of Sensitive Information to an Unauthorized Actor cwe source acceptance level NIST  

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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2016-4569
NVD Published Date:
05/23/2016
NVD Last Modified:
01/04/2018
Source:
MITRE