#VU456 Integer overflow

Published: 2016-09-15 | Updated: 2018-05-01

Vulnerability identifier: #VU456

Vulnerability risk: Low

CVSSv3.1: 6.8 [CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:U/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2016-0758


Exploitation vector: Local

Exploit availability: No

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

Vendor: Linux Foundation

The vulnerability allows a local attacker to gain elevated privileges on the target system.

The weakness exists in lib/asn1_decoder.c due to integer overflow. A local attacker can submit specially crafted ASN.1 data and gain root privileges.

Update to version 4.6.

Vulnerable software versions

Linux kernel: 4.5.0 - 4.5.7


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Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

No. This vulnerability can be exploited locally. The attacker should have authentication credentials and successfully authenticate on the system.

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

No. We are not aware of malware exploiting this vulnerability.

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