CVE-2015-8944

MEDIUM

Description

The ioresources_init function in kernel/resource.c in the Linux kernel through 4.7, as used in Android before 2016-08-05 on Nexus 6 and 7 (2013) devices, uses weak permissions for /proc/iomem, which allows local users to obtain sensitive information by reading this file, aka Android internal bug 28814213 and Qualcomm internal bug CR786116. NOTE: the permissions may be intentional in most non-Android contexts.

References

http://source.android.com/security/bulletin/2016-08-01.html

http://www.openwall.com/lists/kernel-hardening/2016/04/06/22

http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/92222

https://source.codeaurora.org/quic/la/kernel/msm-3.10/commit/?id=e758417e7c31b975c862aa55d0ceef28f3cc9104

Details

Source: MITRE

Published: 2016-08-06

Updated: 2016-11-28

Type: CWE-200

Risk Information

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 4.3

Vector: AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N

Impact Score: 2.9

Exploitability Score: 8.6

Severity: MEDIUM

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 5.5

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:N/A:N

Impact Score: 3.6

Exploitability Score: 1.8

Severity: MEDIUM