CVE-2016-9604 Detail

Current Description

It was discovered in the Linux kernel before 4.11-rc8 that root can gain direct access to an internal keyring, such as '.dns_resolver' in RHEL-7 or '.builtin_trusted_keys' upstream, by joining it as its session keyring. This allows root to bypass module signature verification by adding a new public key of its own devising to the keyring.


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Severity



CVSS 3.x Severity and Metrics:

NIST CVSS score matches with CNA score
CNA:  Red Hat, Inc.
Base Score:  4.4 MEDIUM
Vector:  CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:H/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:H/A:N


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Hyperlink Resource
http://people.canonical.com/~ubuntu-security/cve/2016/CVE-2016-9604.html Third Party Advisory 
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/102135 Third Party Advisory  VDB Entry 
https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2017:1842 Third Party Advisory 
https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2017:2077 Third Party Advisory 
https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2017:2669 Third Party Advisory 
https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1035576 Issue Tracking  Third Party Advisory 
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=CVE-2016-9604 Issue Tracking  Third Party Advisory 
https://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux.git/commit/?id=ee8f844e3c5a73b999edf733df1c529d6503ec2f Patch  Vendor Advisory 

Weakness Enumeration

CWE-ID CWE Name Source
CWE-347 Improper Verification of Cryptographic Signature cwe source acceptance level NIST  
CWE-732 Incorrect Permission Assignment for Critical Resource Reference acceptance level Red Hat, Inc.  

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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2016-9604
NVD Published Date:
07/11/2018
NVD Last Modified:
10/09/2019
Source:
MITRE