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CVE-2016-5195 Detail

Current Description

Race condition in mm/gup.c in the Linux kernel 2.x through 4.x before 4.8.3 allows local users to gain privileges by leveraging incorrect handling of a copy-on-write (COW) feature to write to a read-only memory mapping, as exploited in the wild in October 2016, aka "Dirty COW."


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Severity



CVSS 3.x Severity and Metrics:

NIST CVSS score
NIST: NVD
Base Score:  7.8 HIGH
Vector:  CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H


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Hyperlink Resource
http://fortiguard.com/advisory/FG-IR-16-063
http://git.kernel.org/cgit/linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux.git/commit/?id=19be0eaffa3ac7d8eb6784ad9bdbc7d67ed8e619 Issue Tracking  Patch  Vendor Advisory 
http://kb.juniper.net/InfoCenter/index?page=content&id=JSA10770
http://kb.juniper.net/InfoCenter/index?page=content&id=JSA10774
http://kb.juniper.net/InfoCenter/index?page=content&id=JSA10807
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2016-10/msg00034.html
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2016-10/msg00035.html
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2016-10/msg00036.html
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2016-10/msg00038.html
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2016-10/msg00039.html
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2016-10/msg00040.html
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2016-10/msg00045.html
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2016-10/msg00048.html
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2016-10/msg00049.html
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2016-10/msg00050.html
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2016-10/msg00051.html
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2016-10/msg00052.html
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2016-10/msg00053.html
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2016-10/msg00054.html
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2016-10/msg00055.html
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2016-10/msg00056.html
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2016-10/msg00057.html
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2016-10/msg00058.html
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2016-10/msg00063.html
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2016-10/msg00064.html
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2016-10/msg00065.html
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2016-10/msg00066.html
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2016-10/msg00067.html
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2016-10/msg00072.html
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2016-12/msg00033.html
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2016-12/msg00100.html
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2020-04/msg00041.html
http://packetstormsecurity.com/files/139277/Kernel-Live-Patch-Security-Notice-LSN-0012-1.html
http://packetstormsecurity.com/files/139286/DirtyCow-Linux-Kernel-Race-Condition.html
http://packetstormsecurity.com/files/139287/DirtyCow-Local-Root-Proof-Of-Concept.html
http://packetstormsecurity.com/files/139922/Linux-Kernel-Dirty-COW-PTRACE_POKEDATA-Privilege-Escalation.html
http://packetstormsecurity.com/files/139923/Linux-Kernel-Dirty-COW-PTRACE_POKEDATA-Privilege-Escalation.html
http://packetstormsecurity.com/files/142151/Kernel-Live-Patch-Security-Notice-LSN-0021-1.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2016-2098.html Third Party Advisory 
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2016-2105.html Third Party Advisory 
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2016-2106.html Third Party Advisory 
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2016-2107.html Third Party Advisory 
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2016-2110.html Third Party Advisory 
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2016-2118.html Third Party Advisory 
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2016-2120.html Third Party Advisory 
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2016-2124.html Third Party Advisory 
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2016-2126.html Third Party Advisory 
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2016-2127.html Third Party Advisory 
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2016-2128.html Third Party Advisory 
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2016-2132.html Third Party Advisory 
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2016-2133.html Third Party Advisory 
http://tools.cisco.com/security/center/content/CiscoSecurityAdvisory/cisco-sa-20161026-linux
http://www.debian.org/security/2016/dsa-3696
http://www.huawei.com/en/psirt/security-advisories/huawei-sa-20161207-01-dirtycow-en
http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v4.x/ChangeLog-4.8.3 Release Notes  Vendor Advisory 
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2016/10/21/1
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2016/10/26/7 Mailing List  Third Party Advisory 
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2016/10/27/13
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2016/10/30/1
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2016/11/03/7
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2022/03/07/1
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2022/08/08/1
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2022/08/08/2
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2022/08/08/7
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2022/08/08/8
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2022/08/09/4
http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/security-advisory/cpujul2018-4258247.html Patch  Third Party Advisory 
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/539611/100/0/threaded
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/540252/100/0/threaded
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/540344/100/0/threaded
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/540736/100/0/threaded
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/archive/1/539611/100/0/threaded
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/archive/1/540252/100/0/threaded
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/archive/1/540344/100/0/threaded
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/archive/1/540736/100/0/threaded
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/93793 Third Party Advisory  VDB Entry 
http://www.securitytracker.com/id/1037078 Third Party Advisory  VDB Entry 
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-3104-1
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-3104-2
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-3105-1
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-3105-2
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-3106-1
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-3106-2
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-3106-3
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-3106-4
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-3107-1
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-3107-2
https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2017:0372 Third Party Advisory 
https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2016-5195 Third Party Advisory 
https://access.redhat.com/security/vulnerabilities/2706661 Third Party Advisory 
https://bto.bluecoat.com/security-advisory/sa134 Third Party Advisory 
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1384344 Issue Tracking  Third Party Advisory 
https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1004418 Issue Tracking  Third Party Advisory 
https://dirtycow.ninja Third Party Advisory 
https://github.com/dirtycow/dirtycow.github.io/wiki/PoCs Third Party Advisory 
https://github.com/dirtycow/dirtycow.github.io/wiki/VulnerabilityDetails Third Party Advisory 
https://github.com/torvalds/linux/commit/19be0eaffa3ac7d8eb6784ad9bdbc7d67ed8e619 Issue Tracking  Patch  Third Party Advisory 
https://h20566.www2.hpe.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?docLocale=en_US&docId=emr_na-c05352241
https://h20566.www2.hpe.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?docLocale=en_US&docId=emr_na-hpesbgn03707en_us Third Party Advisory 
https://h20566.www2.hpe.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?docLocale=en_US&docId=emr_na-hpesbgn03722en_us Third Party Advisory 
https://h20566.www2.hpe.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?docLocale=en_US&docId=emr_na-hpesbgn03742en_us Third Party Advisory 
https://h20566.www2.hpe.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?docLocale=en_US&docId=emr_na-hpesbgn03761en_us Third Party Advisory 
https://h20566.www2.hpe.com/portal/site/hpsc/public/kb/docDisplay?docId=emr_na-c05341463 Third Party Advisory 
https://h20566.www2.hpe.com/portal/site/hpsc/public/kb/docDisplay?docId=emr_na-c05347541 Third Party Advisory 
https://h20566.www2.hpe.com/portal/site/hpsc/public/kb/docDisplay?docId=emr_na-c05352241 Third Party Advisory 
https://help.ecostruxureit.com/display/public/UADCO8x/StruxureWare+Data+Center+Operation+Software+Vulnerability+Fixes Third Party Advisory 
https://kc.mcafee.com/corporate/index?page=content&id=SB10176 Third Party Advisory 
https://kc.mcafee.com/corporate/index?page=content&id=SB10177
https://kc.mcafee.com/corporate/index?page=content&id=SB10222
https://lists.fedoraproject.org/archives/list/package-announce@lists.fedoraproject.org/message/E7M62SRP6CZLJ4ZXCRZKV4WPLQBSR7DT/
https://lists.fedoraproject.org/archives/list/package-announce@lists.fedoraproject.org/message/NWMDLBWMGZKFHMRJ7QUQVCERP5QHDB6W/
https://lists.fedoraproject.org/archives/list/package-announce@lists.fedoraproject.org/message/W3APRVDVPDBXLH4DC5UKZVCR742MJIM3/
https://people.canonical.com/~ubuntu-security/cve/2016/CVE-2016-5195.html Third Party Advisory 
https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/CVE-2016-5195 Issue Tracking  Third Party Advisory 
https://security.netapp.com/advisory/ntap-20161025-0001/ Third Party Advisory 
https://security.paloaltonetworks.com/CVE-2016-5195
https://source.android.com/security/bulletin/2016-11-01.html Third Party Advisory 
https://source.android.com/security/bulletin/2016-12-01.html Third Party Advisory 
https://tools.cisco.com/security/center/content/CiscoSecurityAdvisory/cisco-sa-20181107-vcsd
https://www.arista.com/en/support/advisories-notices/security-advisories/1753-security-advisory-0026
https://www.exploit-db.com/exploits/40611/ Third Party Advisory  VDB Entry 
https://www.exploit-db.com/exploits/40616/ Third Party Advisory  VDB Entry 
https://www.exploit-db.com/exploits/40839/ Third Party Advisory  VDB Entry 
https://www.exploit-db.com/exploits/40847/ Third Party Advisory  VDB Entry 
https://www.kb.cert.org/vuls/id/243144 Third Party Advisory  US Government Resource 

This CVE is in CISA's Known Exploited Vulnerabilities Catalog

Reference CISA's ED 21-03 and Known Exploited Vulnerabilities Catalog for further guidance and requirements.

Date Added Due Date Required Action
03/03/2022 03/24/2022 Apply updates per vendor instructions.

Weakness Enumeration

CWE-ID CWE Name Source
CWE-362 Concurrent Execution using Shared Resource with Improper Synchronization ('Race Condition') cwe source acceptance level NIST  

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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2016-5195
NVD Published Date:
11/10/2016
NVD Last Modified:
08/10/2022
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