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CVE-2016-7917 Detail

Current Description

The nfnetlink_rcv_batch function in net/netfilter/nfnetlink.c in the Linux kernel before 4.5 does not check whether a batch message's length field is large enough, which allows local users to obtain sensitive information from kernel memory or cause a denial of service (infinite loop or out-of-bounds read) by leveraging the CAP_NET_ADMIN capability.

Source:  MITRE
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Severity



CVSS 3.x Severity and Metrics:

NIST CVSS score
NIST: NVD
Base Score: 5.0 MEDIUM
Vector:  CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:N/A:N

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Hyperlink Resource
http://git.kernel.org/cgit/linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux.git/commit/?id=c58d6c93680f28ac58984af61d0a7ebf4319c241 Issue Tracking Patch Third Party Advisory
http://source.android.com/security/bulletin/2016-11-01.html Third Party Advisory
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/94147 Third Party Advisory VDB Entry
https://github.com/torvalds/linux/commit/c58d6c93680f28ac58984af61d0a7ebf4319c241 Issue Tracking Patch

Weakness Enumeration

CWE-ID CWE Name Source
CWE-125 Out-of-bounds Read NIST  
CWE-200 Information Exposure NIST  

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)
4.4.32


Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2016-7917
NVD Published Date:
11/16/2016
NVD Last Modified:
12/02/2016