CVE-2016-2847

MEDIUM

Description

fs/pipe.c in the Linux kernel before 4.5 does not limit the amount of unread data in pipes, which allows local users to cause a denial of service (memory consumption) by creating many pipes with non-default sizes.

References

http://git.kernel.org/cgit/linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux.git/commit/?id=759c01142a5d0f364a462346168a56de28a80f52

http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2016-05/msg00060.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/2016-06/msg00056.html

http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2016-06/msg00059.html

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

http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2016-08/msg00038.html

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

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

http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2017-0217.html

http://www.debian.org/security/2016/dsa-3503

http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2016/03/01/3

http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/topics/security/linuxbulletinjul2016-3090544.html

http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/topics/security/ovmbulletinoct2016-3090547.html

http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/83870

http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-2946-1

http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-2946-2

http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-2947-1

http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-2947-2

http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-2947-3

http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-2948-1

http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-2948-2

http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-2949-1

http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-2967-1

http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-2967-2

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1313428

https://github.com/torvalds/linux/commit/759c01142a5d0f364a462346168a56de28a80f52

Details

Source: MITRE

Published: 2016-04-27

Updated: 2018-01-05

Type: CWE-399

Risk Information

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 4.9

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

Impact Score: 6.9

Exploitability Score: 3.9

Severity: MEDIUM

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 6.2

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

Impact Score: 3.6

Exploitability Score: 2.5

Severity: MEDIUM