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CVE-2018-16862 Detail

Current Description

A security flaw was found in the Linux kernel in a way that the cleancache subsystem clears an inode after the final file truncation (removal). The new file created with the same inode may contain leftover pages from cleancache and the old file data instead of the new one.

Source:  MITRE
Description Last Modified:  11/26/2018
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Impact

CVSS v3.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 5.5 MEDIUM
Vector: AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:N/A:N (V3 legend)
Impact Score: 3.6
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): High
Integrity (I): None
Availability (A): None

CVSS v2.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 2.1 LOW
Vector: (AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N) (V2 legend)
Impact Subscore: 2.9
Exploitability Subscore: 3.9


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

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Hyperlink Resource
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/106009 Third Party Advisory VDB Entry
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=CVE-2018-16862 Issue Tracking Third Party Advisory
https://lists.debian.org/debian-lts-announce/2019/03/msg00017.html Mailing List Third Party Advisory
https://lists.debian.org/debian-lts-announce/2019/03/msg00034.html Mailing List Third Party Advisory
https://lists.debian.org/debian-lts-announce/2019/04/msg00004.html
https://lore.kernel.org/patchwork/patch/1011367/ Issue Tracking Patch Vendor Advisory
https://seclists.org/oss-sec/2018/q4/169 Mailing List Third Party Advisory
https://usn.ubuntu.com/3879-1/ Third Party Advisory
https://usn.ubuntu.com/3879-2/ Third Party Advisory

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

  • Information Leak / Disclosure (CWE-200)

Known Affected Software Configurations Switch to CPE 2.2

Configuration 1 ( hide )
 cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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Up to (including)
4.14

Configuration 2 ( hide )
 cpe:2.3:o:redhat:enterprise_linux:7.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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Configuration 3 ( hide )
 cpe:2.3:o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.04:*:*:*:lts:*:*:*
     Show Matching CPE(s)
 cpe:2.3:o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:16.04:*:*:*:lts:*:*:*
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Configuration 4 ( hide )
 cpe:2.3:o:debian:debian_linux:8.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
     Show Matching CPE(s)


Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2018-16862
NVD Published Date:
11/26/2018
NVD Last Modified:
04/01/2019