#VU3829 Privilege escalation


Published: 2016-07-01 | Updated: 2018-04-16

Vulnerability identifier: #VU3829

Vulnerability risk: Low

CVSSv3.1:

CVE-ID: CVE-2016-4565

CWE-ID: CWE-264

Exploitation vector: Local

Exploit availability: No

Vulnerable software:
Linux kernel
Operating systems & Components / Operating system

Vendor: Linux Foundation

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
Update to version 4.5.3.

Vulnerable software versions

Linux kernel: 4.5.0 - 4.5.2


CPE

External links
http://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux.git/commit/?id=e6bd18f57aad1a2d1ef40e646d03ed0f2515c9e3


Q & A

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