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CVE-2016-8637 Detail

Current Description

A local information disclosure issue was found in dracut before 045 when generating initramfs images with world-readable permissions when 'early cpio' is used, such as when including microcode updates. Local attacker can use this to obtain sensitive information from these files, such as encryption keys or credentials.

Source:  MITRE
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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

Nist CVSS score does not match with CNA score
CNA:  Red Hat, Inc.
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://seclists.org/oss-sec/2016/q4/352 Exploit Mailing List Third Party Advisory
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/94128 Third Party Advisory VDB Entry
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=CVE-2016-8637 Exploit Issue Tracking Third Party Advisory
https://github.com/dracutdevs/dracut/commit/0db98910a11c12a454eac4c8e86dc7a7bbc764a4 Patch Third Party Advisory

Weakness Enumeration

CWE-ID CWE Name Source
CWE-200 Exposure of Sensitive Information to an Unauthorized Actor NIST  
CWE-732 Incorrect Permission Assignment for Critical Resource Red Hat, Inc.  

Known Affected Software Configurations Switch to CPE 2.3

Configuration 1 ( hide )
 cpe:/a:dracut_project:dracut
     Show Matching CPE(s)
Up to (excluding)
045


Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2016-8637
NVD Published Date:
08/01/2018
NVD Last Modified:
10/09/2019