CVE-2016-6787

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Description

kernel/events/core.c in the performance subsystem in the Linux kernel before 4.0 mismanages locks during certain migrations, which allows local users to gain privileges via a crafted application, aka Android internal bug 31095224.

References

http://git.kernel.org/cgit/linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux.git/commit/?id=f63a8daa5812afef4f06c962351687e1ff9ccb2b

http://source.android.com/security/bulletin/2016-12-01.html

http://www.debian.org/security/2017/dsa-3791

http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/94679

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1403842

https://github.com/torvalds/linux/commit/f63a8daa5812afef4f06c962351687e1ff9ccb2b

Details

Source: MITRE

Published: 2016-12-28

Updated: 2017-11-04

Type: CWE-264

Risk Information

CVSS v2

Base Score: 6.9

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

Impact Score: 10

Exploitability Score: 3.4

Severity: MEDIUM

CVSS v3

Base Score: 7

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

Impact Score: 5.9

Exploitability Score: 1

Severity: HIGH

Vulnerable Software

Configuration 1

OR

cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:* versions up to 3.19.8 (inclusive)

Tenable Plugins

View all (4 total)

IDNameProductFamilySeverity
125100EulerOS Virtualization 3.0.1.0 : kernel (EulerOS-SA-2019-1494)NessusHuawei Local Security Checks
high
124829EulerOS Virtualization for ARM 64 3.0.1.0 : kernel (EulerOS-SA-2019-1506)NessusHuawei Local Security Checks
high
97357Debian DSA-3791-1 : linux - security updateNessusDebian Local Security Checks
critical
97332Debian DLA-833-1 : linux security updateNessusDebian Local Security Checks
high