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CVE-2016-4578 Detail

Current Description

sound/core/timer.c in the Linux kernel through 4.6 does not initialize certain r1 data structures, which allows local users to obtain sensitive information from kernel stack memory via crafted use of the ALSA timer interface, related to the (1) snd_timer_user_ccallback and (2) snd_timer_user_tinterrupt functions.

Source:  MITRE
Description Last Modified:  05/23/2016
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Impact

CVSS v3.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 5.5 MEDIUM
Vector: AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:N/A:N (V3 legend)
Impact Score: 3.6
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): None
Availability (A): None

CVSS v2.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 2.1 LOW
Vector: (AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N) (V2 legend)
Impact Subscore: 2.9
Exploitability Subscore: 3.9


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

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Hyperlink Resource
http://git.kernel.org/cgit/linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux.git/commit/?id=9a47e9cff994f37f7f0dbd9ae23740d0f64f9fe6 Vendor Advisory
http://git.kernel.org/cgit/linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux.git/commit/?id=e4ec8cc8039a7063e24204299b462bd1383184a5 Vendor Advisory
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2016-06/msg00044.html Mailing List Third Party Advisory
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/2016-08/msg00000.html Third Party Advisory
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2016-08/msg00007.html Mailing List Third Party Advisory
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2016-08/msg00044.html Mailing List Third Party Advisory
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2016-08/msg00055.html Mailing List Third Party Advisory
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2016-2574.html Third Party Advisory
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2016-2584.html Third Party Advisory
http://www.debian.org/security/2016/dsa-3607 Third Party Advisory
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2016/05/11/5 Mailing List
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/90535 Third Party Advisory VDB Entry
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-3016-1 Third Party Advisory
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-3016-2 Third Party Advisory
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-3016-3 Third Party Advisory
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-3016-4 Third Party Advisory
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-3017-1 Third Party Advisory
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-3017-2 Third Party Advisory
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-3017-3 Third Party Advisory
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-3018-1 Third Party Advisory
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-3018-2 Third Party Advisory
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-3019-1 Third Party Advisory
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-3020-1 Third Party Advisory
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=1335215 Issue Tracking Third Party Advisory VDB Entry
https://github.com/torvalds/linux/commit/9a47e9cff994f37f7f0dbd9ae23740d0f64f9fe6 Vendor Advisory
https://github.com/torvalds/linux/commit/e4ec8cc8039a7063e24204299b462bd1383184a5 Vendor Advisory
https://www.exploit-db.com/exploits/46529/ Exploit Third Party Advisory VDB Entry

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

  • Information Leak / Disclosure (CWE-200)

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)
4.6

Configuration 2 ( hide )
 cpe:2.3:o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:12.04:*:*:*:lts:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.04:*:*:*:lts:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:15.10:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:16.04:*:*:*:lts:*:*:*
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Configuration 3 ( hide )
 cpe:2.3:o:debian:debian_linux:8.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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Configuration 4 ( hide )
 cpe:2.3:o:redhat:enterprise_linux_desktop:7.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:o:redhat:enterprise_linux_server:7.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:o:redhat:enterprise_linux_server_aus:7.3:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:o:redhat:enterprise_linux_server_aus:7.4:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:o:redhat:enterprise_linux_server_aus:7.6:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:o:redhat:enterprise_linux_server_eus:7.3:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:o:redhat:enterprise_linux_server_eus:7.4:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:o:redhat:enterprise_linux_server_eus:7.5:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:o:redhat:enterprise_linux_server_eus:7.6:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:o:redhat:enterprise_linux_server_tus:7.3:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:o:redhat:enterprise_linux_server_tus:7.6:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:o:redhat:enterprise_linux_workstation:7.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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Configuration 5 ( hide )
 cpe:2.3:o:opensuse:leap:42.1:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:o:opensuse:opensuse:13.1:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2016-4578
NVD Published Date:
05/23/2016
NVD Last Modified:
03/25/2019