CVE-2016-9191

MEDIUM
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Description

The cgroup offline implementation in the Linux kernel through 4.8.11 mishandles certain drain operations, which allows local users to cause a denial of service (system hang) by leveraging access to a container environment for executing a crafted application, as demonstrated by trinity.

References

http://git.kernel.org/cgit/linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux.git/commit/?id=93362fa47fe98b62e4a34ab408c4a418432e7939

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

http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2016/11/05/4

http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/94129

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1392439

https://github.com/torvalds/linux/commit/93362fa47fe98b62e4a34ab408c4a418432e7939

https://support.hpe.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?docLocale=en_US&docId=emr_na-hpesbhf03802en_us

Details

Source: MITRE

Published: 2016-11-28

Updated: 2018-05-10

Type: CWE-20

Risk Information

CVSS v2

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

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

Vulnerable Software

Configuration 1

OR

cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:* versions up to 4.8.11 (inclusive)

Tenable Plugins

View all (17 total)

IDNameProductFamilySeverity
124978EulerOS Virtualization for ARM 64 3.0.1.0 : kernel (EulerOS-SA-2019-1525)NessusHuawei Local Security Checks
high
109158OracleVM 3.4 : Unbreakable / etc (OVMSA-2018-0035) (Dirty COW) (Meltdown) (Spectre)NessusOracleVM Local Security Checks
high
109156Oracle Linux 6 / 7 : Unbreakable Enterprise kernel (ELSA-2018-4071) (Dirty COW) (Meltdown) (Spectre)NessusOracle Linux Local Security Checks
high
105248OracleVM 3.4 : Unbreakable / etc (OVMSA-2017-0174) (BlueBorne) (Dirty COW) (Stack Clash)NessusOracleVM Local Security Checks
high
105247Oracle Linux 6 / 7 : Unbreakable Enterprise kernel (ELSA-2017-3659) (BlueBorne) (Dirty COW) (Stack Clash)NessusOracle Linux Local Security Checks
high
105146OracleVM 3.4 : Unbreakable / etc (OVMSA-2017-0172) (Dirty COW)NessusOracleVM Local Security Checks
high
105143Oracle Linux 6 / 7 : Unbreakable Enterprise kernel (ELSA-2017-3651) (Dirty COW)NessusOracle Linux Local Security Checks
high
104619OracleVM 3.4 : Unbreakable / etc (OVMSA-2017-0169)NessusOracleVM Local Security Checks
medium
104565Oracle Linux 6 / 7 : Unbreakable Enterprise kernel (ELSA-2017-3640)NessusOracle Linux Local Security Checks
medium
103326Ubuntu 14.04 LTS : linux vulnerabilities (USN-3422-1) (BlueBorne)NessusUbuntu Local Security Checks
high
101929Ubuntu 16.04 LTS : linux-hwe vulnerabilities (USN-3361-1)NessusUbuntu Local Security Checks
critical
100320SUSE SLED12 / SLES12 Security Update : kernel (SUSE-SU-2017:1360-1)NessusSuSE Local Security Checks
critical
100023SUSE SLED12 / SLES12 Security Update : kernel (SUSE-SU-2017:1183-1)NessusSuSE Local Security Checks
high
99156openSUSE Security Update : the Linux Kernel (openSUSE-2017-418)NessusSuSE Local Security Checks
high
97357Debian DSA-3791-1 : linux - security updateNessusDebian Local Security Checks
critical
97323Ubuntu 14.04 LTS : linux-lts-xenial vulnerabilities (USN-3208-2)NessusUbuntu Local Security Checks
high
97322Ubuntu 16.04 LTS : linux, linux-snapdragon vulnerabilities (USN-3208-1)NessusUbuntu Local Security Checks
high