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CVE-2016-4998 Detail

Current Description

The IPT_SO_SET_REPLACE setsockopt implementation in the netfilter subsystem in the Linux kernel before 4.6 allows local users to cause a denial of service (out-of-bounds read) or possibly obtain sensitive information from kernel heap memory by leveraging in-container root access to provide a crafted offset value that leads to crossing a ruleset blob boundary.

Source:  MITRE
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Impact

CVSS v3.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 7.1 HIGH
Vector: AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:N/A:H (V3 legend)
Impact Score: 5.2
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): High

CVSS v2.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 5.6 MEDIUM
Vector: (AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:C) (V2 legend)
Impact Subscore: 7.8
Exploitability Subscore: 3.9


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

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Hyperlink Resource
http://git.kernel.org/cgit/linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux.git/commit/?id=6e94e0cfb0887e4013b3b930fa6ab1fe6bb6ba91
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-2016-1847.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2016-1875.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2016-1883.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2017-0036.html
http://www.debian.org/security/2016/dsa-3607
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2016/06/24/5
http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/topics/security/linuxbulletinjul2016-3090544.html Third Party Advisory
http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/topics/security/linuxbulletinoct2016-3090545.html
http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/topics/security/ovmbulletinoct2016-3090547.html
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/91451
http://www.securitytracker.com/id/1036171
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
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1349886 Issue Tracking Third Party Advisory VDB Entry
https://github.com/torvalds/linux/commit/6e94e0cfb0887e4013b3b930fa6ab1fe6bb6ba91 Patch Vendor Advisory

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

  • Improper Restriction of Operations within the Bounds of a Memory Buffer (CWE-119)

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)
4.5.5

Configuration 2 ( hide )
 cpe:2.3:o:oracle:linux:7.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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Configuration 3 ( 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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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2016-4998
NVD Published Date:
07/03/2016
NVD Last Modified:
01/04/2018