CVE-2016-6187 Detail

Current Description

The apparmor_setprocattr function in security/apparmor/lsm.c in the Linux kernel before 4.6.5 does not validate the buffer size, which allows local users to gain privileges by triggering an AppArmor setprocattr hook.


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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://git.kernel.org/cgit/linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux.git/commit/?id=30a46a4647fd1df9cf52e43bf467f0d9265096ca Issue Tracking  Patch 
http://marc.info/?l=linux-kernel&m=146793642811929&w=2 Third Party Advisory 
http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v4.x/ChangeLog-4.6.5 Release Notes 
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2016/07/09/2 Mailing List  Third Party Advisory 
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/91696
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1354383 Issue Tracking 
https://github.com/torvalds/linux/commit/30a46a4647fd1df9cf52e43bf467f0d9265096ca Issue Tracking  Patch 

Weakness Enumeration

CWE-ID CWE Name Source
CWE-264 Permissions, Privileges, and Access Controls cwe source acceptance level NIST  
CWE-119 Improper Restriction of Operations within the Bounds of a Memory Buffer cwe source acceptance level NIST  

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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2016-6187
NVD Published Date:
08/06/2016
NVD Last Modified:
11/28/2016
Source:
MITRE