CVE-2016-2053

MEDIUM

Description

The asn1_ber_decoder function in lib/asn1_decoder.c in the Linux kernel before 4.3 allows attackers to cause a denial of service (panic) via an ASN.1 BER file that lacks a public key, leading to mishandling by the public_key_verify_signature function in crypto/asymmetric_keys/public_key.c.

References

http://git.kernel.org/cgit/linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux.git/commit/?id=0d62e9dd6da45bbf0f33a8617afc5fe774c8f45f

http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2016-06/msg00044.html

http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2016-06/msg00052.html

http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2016-06/msg00054.html

http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2016-08/msg00000.html

http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2016-08/msg00003.html

http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2016-08/msg00007.html

http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2016-08/msg00008.html

http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2016-08/msg00009.html

http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2016-08/msg00014.html

http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2016-08/msg00015.html

http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2016-08/msg00016.html

http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2016-08/msg00017.html

http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2016-08/msg00018.html

http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2016-08/msg00019.html

http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2016-08/msg00020.html

http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2016-08/msg00021.html

http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2016-08/msg00022.html

http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2016-08/msg00023.html

http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2016-08/msg00026.html

http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2016-08/msg00044.html

http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2016-08/msg00055.html

http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2016-2574.html

http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2016-2584.html

http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2016/01/25/4

http://www.securitytracker.com/id/1036763

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1300237

https://github.com/torvalds/linux/commit/0d62e9dd6da45bbf0f33a8617afc5fe774c8f45f

Details

Source: MITRE

Published: 2016-05-02

Updated: 2018-08-30

Type: CWE-310

Risk Information

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 4.7

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

Impact Score: 6.9

Exploitability Score: 3.4

Severity: MEDIUM

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 4.7

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

Impact Score: 3.6

Exploitability Score: 1

Severity: MEDIUM