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CVE-2016-7042 Detail

Description

The proc_keys_show function in security/keys/proc.c in the Linux kernel through 4.8.2, when the GNU Compiler Collection (gcc) stack protector is enabled, uses an incorrect buffer size for certain timeout data, which allows local users to cause a denial of service (stack memory corruption and panic) by reading the /proc/keys file.

Source:  MITRE
Description Last Modified:  10/16/2016

Impact

CVSS v3.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 6.2 MEDIUM
Vector: AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H (V3 legend)
Impact Score: 3.6
Exploitability Score: 2.5


Attack Vector (AV): Local
Attack Complexity (AC): Low
Privileges Required (PR): None
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://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2017-0817.html
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2016/10/13/5 Mailing List
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/93544
https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2017:1842
https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2017:2077
https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2017:2669
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1373966 Issue Tracking Third Party Advisory
https://source.android.com/security/bulletin/2017-01-01.html

Technical Details

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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2016-7042
NVD Published Date:
10/16/2016
NVD Last Modified:
01/04/2018