CVE-2016-4569

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Description

The snd_timer_user_params function in sound/core/timer.c in the Linux kernel through 4.6 does not initialize a certain data structure, which allows local users to obtain sensitive information from kernel stack memory via crafted use of the ALSA timer interface.

References

http://git.kernel.org/cgit/linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux.git/commit/?id=cec8f96e49d9be372fdb0c3836dcf31ec71e457e

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/2016-06/msg00056.html

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

http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2016-08/msg00007.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.debian.org/security/2016/dsa-3607

http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2016/05/09/17

http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/90347

http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-3016-1

http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-3016-2

http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-3016-3

http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-3016-4

http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-3017-1

http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-3017-2

http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-3017-3

http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-3018-1

http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-3018-2

http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-3019-1

http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-3020-1

http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-3021-1

http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-3021-2

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1334643

https://github.com/torvalds/linux/commit/cec8f96e49d9be372fdb0c3836dcf31ec71e457e

Details

Source: MITRE

Published: 2016-05-23

Updated: 2018-01-05

Type: CWE-200

Risk Information

CVSS v2

Base Score: 2.1

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

Impact Score: 2.9

Exploitability Score: 3.9

Severity: LOW

CVSS v3

Base Score: 5.5

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

Impact Score: 3.6

Exploitability Score: 1.8

Severity: MEDIUM

Tenable Plugins

View all (45 total)

IDNameProductFamilySeverity
132134EulerOS 2.0 SP3 : kernel (EulerOS-SA-2019-2599)NessusHuawei Local Security Checks
high
131845EulerOS 2.0 SP2 : kernel (EulerOS-SA-2019-2353)NessusHuawei Local Security Checks
critical
125101EulerOS Virtualization for ARM 64 3.0.1.0 : kernel (EulerOS-SA-2019-1513)NessusHuawei Local Security Checks
critical
125100EulerOS Virtualization 3.0.1.0 : kernel (EulerOS-SA-2019-1494)NessusHuawei Local Security Checks
high
99163OracleVM 3.3 : Unbreakable / etc (OVMSA-2017-0057) (Dirty COW)NessusOracleVM Local Security Checks
critical
96903SUSE SLES11 Security Update : kernel (SUSE-SU-2017:0333-1)NessusSuSE Local Security Checks
critical
96073OracleVM 3.2 : Unbreakable / etc (OVMSA-2016-0181)NessusOracleVM Local Security Checks
critical
95841Scientific Linux Security Update : kernel on SL7.x x86_64 (20161103)NessusScientific Linux Local Security Checks
critical
95366OracleVM 3.2 : Unbreakable / etc (OVMSA-2016-0167)NessusOracleVM Local Security Checks
high
95321CentOS 7 : kernel (CESA-2016:2574)NessusCentOS Local Security Checks
critical
95046OracleVM 3.3 : Unbreakable / etc (OVMSA-2016-0163)NessusOracleVM Local Security Checks
high
95045OracleVM 3.4 : Unbreakable / etc (OVMSA-2016-0162)NessusOracleVM Local Security Checks
high
95044Oracle Linux 5 / 6 : Unbreakable Enterprise kernel (ELSA-2016-3646)NessusOracle Linux Local Security Checks
high
95043Oracle Linux 6 / 7 : Unbreakable Enterprise kernel (ELSA-2016-3645)NessusOracle Linux Local Security Checks
high
95042Oracle Linux 6 / 7 : Unbreakable Enterprise kernel (ELSA-2016-3644)NessusOracle Linux Local Security Checks
high
94697Oracle Linux 7 : kernel (ELSA-2016-2574)NessusOracle Linux Local Security Checks
critical
94547RHEL 7 : kernel-rt (RHSA-2016:2584)NessusRed Hat Local Security Checks
critical
94537RHEL 7 : kernel (RHSA-2016:2574)NessusRed Hat Local Security Checks
critical
93445openSUSE Security Update : the Linux Kernel (openSUSE-2016-1076)NessusSuSE Local Security Checks
critical
93370SUSE SLES11 Security Update : kernel (SUSE-SU-2016:2245-1)NessusSuSE Local Security Checks
critical
93299SUSE SLED12 / SLES12 Security Update : kernel (SUSE-SU-2016:2105-1)NessusSuSE Local Security Checks
high
93216openSUSE Security Update : the Linux Kernel (openSUSE-2016-1029)NessusSuSE Local Security Checks
high
93168SUSE SLED12 / SLES12 Security Update : kernel (SUSE-SU-2016:1696-1)NessusSuSE Local Security Checks
high
93165SUSE SLED12 / SLES12 Security Update : kernel (SUSE-SU-2016:1690-1)NessusSuSE Local Security Checks
high
93164SUSE SLES11 Security Update : kernel (SUSE-SU-2016:1672-1)NessusSuSE Local Security Checks
high
93104openSUSE Security Update : the Linux Kernel (openSUSE-2016-1015)NessusSuSE Local Security Checks
critical
92195Fedora 24 : kernel (2016-ef973efab7)NessusFedora Local Security Checks
high
92123Fedora 22 : kernel (2016-84fdc82b74)NessusFedora Local Security Checks
high
92055Fedora 23 : kernel (2016-06f1572324)NessusFedora Local Security Checks
high
92007openSUSE Security Update : the Linux Kernel (openSUSE-2016-862)NessusSuSE Local Security Checks
high
91886Debian DSA-3607-1 : linux - security updateNessusDebian Local Security Checks
critical
91884Ubuntu 12.04 LTS : linux vulnerabilities (USN-3021-1)NessusUbuntu Local Security Checks
high
91883Ubuntu 14.04 LTS : linux-lts-vivid vulnerabilities (USN-3020-1)NessusUbuntu Local Security Checks
high
91882Ubuntu 14.04 LTS : linux-lts-utopic vulnerabilities (USN-3019-1)NessusUbuntu Local Security Checks
high
91881Ubuntu 12.04 LTS : linux-lts-trusty vulnerabilities (USN-3018-2)NessusUbuntu Local Security Checks
high
91880Ubuntu 14.04 LTS : linux vulnerabilities (USN-3018-1)NessusUbuntu Local Security Checks
high
91879Ubuntu 14.04 LTS : linux-lts-wily vulnerabilities (USN-3017-3)NessusUbuntu Local Security Checks
high
91878Ubuntu 15.10 : linux-raspi2 vulnerabilities (USN-3017-2)NessusUbuntu Local Security Checks
high
91877Ubuntu 15.10 : linux vulnerabilities (USN-3017-1)NessusUbuntu Local Security Checks
high
91876Ubuntu 14.04 LTS : linux-lts-xenial vulnerabilities (USN-3016-4)NessusUbuntu Local Security Checks
high
91875Ubuntu 16.04 LTS : linux-snapdragon vulnerabilities (USN-3016-3)NessusUbuntu Local Security Checks
high
91874Ubuntu 16.04 LTS : linux-raspi2 vulnerabilities (USN-3016-2)NessusUbuntu Local Security Checks
high
91873Ubuntu 16.04 LTS : linux vulnerabilities (USN-3016-1)NessusUbuntu Local Security Checks
high
91736openSUSE Security Update : the Linux Kernel (openSUSE-2016-753)NessusSuSE Local Security Checks
critical
91687Debian DLA-516-1 : linux security updateNessusDebian Local Security Checks
critical