CVE-2016-4578

LOW

Description

sound/core/timer.c in the Linux kernel through 4.6 does not initialize certain r1 data structures, which allows local users to obtain sensitive information from kernel stack memory via crafted use of the ALSA timer interface, related to the (1) snd_timer_user_ccallback and (2) snd_timer_user_tinterrupt functions.

References

http://git.kernel.org/cgit/linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux.git/commit/?id=9a47e9cff994f37f7f0dbd9ae23740d0f64f9fe6

http://git.kernel.org/cgit/linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux.git/commit/?id=e4ec8cc8039a7063e24204299b462bd1383184a5

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/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/2016/05/11/5

http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/90535

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=1335215

https://github.com/torvalds/linux/commit/9a47e9cff994f37f7f0dbd9ae23740d0f64f9fe6

https://github.com/torvalds/linux/commit/e4ec8cc8039a7063e24204299b462bd1383184a5

https://www.exploit-db.com/exploits/46529/

Details

Source: MITRE

Published: 2016-05-23

Updated: 2019-03-25

Type: CWE-200

Risk Information

CVSS v2.0

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 v3.0

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