CVE-2016-3695

LOW

Description

The einj_error_inject function in drivers/acpi/apei/einj.c in the Linux kernel allows local users to simulate hardware errors and consequently cause a denial of service by leveraging failure to disable APEI error injection through EINJ when securelevel is set.

References

http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/102327

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1322755

https://github.com/mjg59/linux/commit/d7a6be58edc01b1c66ecd8fcc91236bfbce0a420

Details

Source: MITRE

Published: 2017-12-29

Updated: 2018-01-10

Type: CWE-74

Risk Information

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 2.1

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

Impact Score: 2.9

Exploitability Score: 3.9

Severity: LOW

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 5.5

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

Impact Score: 3.6

Exploitability Score: 1.8

Severity: MEDIUM