Red Hat update for kernel



Published: 2016-07-12
Risk Low
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE-ID CVE-2016-4565
CWE-ID CWE-264
Exploitation vector Local
Public exploit N/A
Vulnerable software
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kernel (Red Hat package)
Operating systems & Components / Operating system package or component

Red Hat Enterprise Linux for Power, big endian
Operating systems & Components / Operating system

Red Hat Enterprise Linux for Scientific Computing
Operating systems & Components / Operating system

Red Hat Enterprise Linux for IBM z Systems
Operating systems & Components / Operating system

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop
Operating systems & Components / Operating system

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation
Operating systems & Components / Operating system

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server
Operating systems & Components / Operating system

Vendor Red Hat Inc.

Security Bulletin

This security bulletin contains one low risk vulnerability.

1) Privilege escalation

EUVDB-ID: #VU3829

Risk: Low

CVSSv3.1:

CVE-ID: CVE-2016-4565

CWE-ID: CWE-264 - Permissions, Privileges, and Access Controls

Exploit availability: No

Description

The vulnerability allows a local attacker to cause DoS condition or gain elevated privileges on the target system.

The weakness exists due to it incorrectly relies on the write system call. A local attacker can cause the service to crash or gain root privileges.

Mitigation

Install updates from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

kernel (Red Hat package): 2.6.32-71.7.1.el6 - 2.6.32-573.el6

Red Hat Enterprise Linux for Power, big endian: 6

Red Hat Enterprise Linux for Scientific Computing: 6

Red Hat Enterprise Linux for IBM z Systems: 6

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop: 6

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation: 6

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server: 6.0

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CPE2.3 External links

http://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2016:1406

Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?



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