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CVE-2016-7097 Detail

Current Description

The filesystem implementation in the Linux kernel through 4.8.2 preserves the setgid bit during a setxattr call, which allows local users to gain group privileges by leveraging the existence of a setgid program with restrictions on execute permissions.

Source:  MITRE
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Impact

CVSS v3.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 4.4 MEDIUM
Vector: AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:L/A:N (V3 legend)
Impact Score: 2.5
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): Low
Integrity (I): Low
Availability (A): None

CVSS v2.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 3.6 LOW
Vector: (AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:N) (V2 legend)
Impact Subscore: 4.9
Exploitability Subscore: 3.9


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

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Hyperlink Resource
http://git.kernel.org/cgit/linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux.git/commit/?id=073931017b49d9458aa351605b43a7e34598caef Issue Tracking Patch
http://marc.info/?l=linux-fsdevel&m=147162313630259&w=2 Patch
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2017-0817.html
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2016/08/26/3 Mailing List
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/92659
http://www.securitytracker.com/id/1038201
http://www.spinics.net/lists/linux-fsdevel/msg98328.html Patch Third Party Advisory
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-3146-1
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-3146-2
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-3147-1
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=1368938 Issue Tracking Third Party Advisory
https://github.com/torvalds/linux/commit/073931017b49d9458aa351605b43a7e34598caef Patch Third Party Advisory
https://source.android.com/security/bulletin/2017-04-01

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

Known Affected Software Configurations Switch to CPE 2.2

Configuration 1 ( hide )
 cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
     Show Matching CPE(s)
Up to (including)
4.8.2


Change History

9 change records found - show changes

Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2016-7097
NVD Published Date:
10/16/2016
NVD Last Modified:
01/04/2018