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CVE-2016-6198 Detail

Description

The filesystem layer in the Linux kernel before 4.5.5 proceeds with post-rename operations after an OverlayFS file is renamed to a self-hardlink, which allows local users to cause a denial of service (system crash) via a rename system call, related to fs/namei.c and fs/open.c.

Source:  MITRE
Description Last Modified:  08/06/2016

Impact

CVSS v3.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 5.5 MEDIUM
Vector: AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H (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): None
Integrity (I): None
Availability (A): High

CVSS v2.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 4.9 MEDIUM
Vector: (AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C) (V2 legend)
Impact Subscore: 6.9
Exploitability Subscore: 3.9


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

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Hyperlink Resource
http://git.kernel.org/cgit/linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux.git/commit/?id=54d5ca871e72f2bb172ec9323497f01cd5091ec7 Issue Tracking Patch
http://git.kernel.org/cgit/linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux.git/commit/?id=9409e22acdfc9153f88d9b1ed2bd2a5b34d2d3ca Issue Tracking Patch
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2016-1847.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2016-1875.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2016-2574.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2016-2584.html
http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v4.x/ChangeLog-4.5.5 Release Notes
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2016/07/11/8 Exploit Mailing List Third Party Advisory
http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/topics/security/linuxbulletinjul2016-3090544.html Third Party Advisory
http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/topics/security/ovmbulletinjul2016-3090546.html Vendor Advisory
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/91709
http://www.securitytracker.com/id/1036273
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1355654 Issue Tracking
https://github.com/torvalds/linux/commit/54d5ca871e72f2bb172ec9323497f01cd5091ec7 Issue Tracking Patch
https://github.com/torvalds/linux/commit/9409e22acdfc9153f88d9b1ed2bd2a5b34d2d3ca Issue Tracking Patch

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

  • Improper Access Control (CWE-284)

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)
4.5.4

Configuration 2 ( hide )
 cpe:2.3:o:oracle:linux:6.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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Configuration 3 ( hide )
 cpe:2.3:a:oracle:vm_server:3.4:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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Change History

11 change records found - show changes

Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2016-6198
NVD Published Date:
08/06/2016
NVD Last Modified:
01/04/2018