CVE-2018-16597

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Description

An issue was discovered in the Linux kernel before 4.8. Incorrect access checking in overlayfs mounts could be used by local attackers to modify or truncate files in the underlying filesystem.

References

http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2018-10/msg00033.html

http://packetstormsecurity.com/files/153702/Slackware-Security-Advisory-Slackware-14.2-kernel-Updates.html

http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/105394

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1106512

https://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux.git/commit/?id=c0ca3d70e8d3cf81e2255a217f7ca402f5ed0862

https://seclists.org/bugtraq/2019/Jul/33

https://security.netapp.com/advisory/ntap-20190204-0001/

https://support.f5.com/csp/article/K22691834

Details

Source: MITRE

Published: 2018-09-21

Updated: 2019-10-03

Type: CWE-863

Risk Information

CVSS v2

Base Score: 4.9

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

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:H/A:N

Impact Score: 3.6

Exploitability Score: 1.8

Severity: MEDIUM

Tenable Plugins

View all (9 total)

IDNameProductFamilySeverity
126882Slackware 14.2 : Slackware 14.2 kernel (SSA:2019-202-01)NessusSlackware Local Security Checks
high
126176Photon OS 1.0: Linux PHSA-2019-1.0-0240NessusPhotonOS Local Security Checks
high
124971EulerOS Virtualization for ARM 64 3.0.1.0 : kernel (EulerOS-SA-2019-1518)NessusHuawei Local Security Checks
high
121208SUSE SLES12 Security Update : kernel (SUSE-SU-2019:0095-1)NessusSuSE Local Security Checks
high
118194openSUSE Security Update : the Linux Kernel (openSUSE-2018-1184)NessusSuSE Local Security Checks
high
117933SUSE SLED12 / SLES12 Security Update : kernel (SUSE-SU-2018:3003-1)NessusSuSE Local Security Checks
high
95321CentOS 7 : kernel (CESA-2016:2574)NessusCentOS Local Security Checks
critical
94697Oracle Linux 7 : kernel (ELSA-2016-2574)NessusOracle Linux Local Security Checks
critical
94537RHEL 7 : kernel (RHSA-2016:2574)NessusRed Hat Local Security Checks
critical