CVE-2016-6787

Published on: 12/28/2016 12:00:00 AM UTC

Last Modified on: 03/23/2021 11:27:11 PM UTC

CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:H/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Certain versions of Linux Kernel from Linux contain the following vulnerability:

kernel/events/core.c in the performance subsystem in the Linux kernel before 4.0 mismanages locks during certain migrations, which allows local users to gain privileges via a crafted application, aka Android internal bug 31095224.

  • CVE-2016-6787 has been assigned by URL Logo [email protected] to track the vulnerability - currently rated as HIGH severity.

CVSS3 Score: 7 - HIGH

Attack
Vector
Attack
Complexity
Privileges
Required
User
Interaction
LOCAL HIGH LOW NONE
Scope Confidentiality
Impact
Integrity
Impact
Availability
Impact
UNCHANGED HIGH HIGH HIGH

CVSS2 Score: 6.9 - MEDIUM

Access
Vector
Access
Complexity
Authentication
LOCAL MEDIUM NONE
Confidentiality
Impact
Integrity
Impact
Availability
Impact
COMPLETE COMPLETE COMPLETE

CVE References

Description Tags Link
kernel/git/torvalds/linux.git - Linux kernel source tree Patch
Vendor Advisory
git.kernel.org
text/html
URL Logo CONFIRM git.kernel.org/cgit/linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux.git/commit/?id=f63a8daa5812afef4f06c962351687e1ff9ccb2b
Google Android Multiple Privilege Escalation Vulnerabilities cve.report (archive)
text/html
URL Logo BID 94679
Bug 1403842 – CVE-2016-6786 CVE-2016-6787 kernel: Possible privilege escalation due to lack of locking around changing event->ctx Issue Tracking
bugzilla.redhat.com
text/html
URL Logo CONFIRM bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1403842
perf: Fix event->ctx locking · torvalds/[email protected] · GitHub Patch
Vendor Advisory
github.com
text/html
URL Logo CONFIRM github.com/torvalds/linux/commit/f63a8daa5812afef4f06c962351687e1ff9ccb2b
Android Security Bulletin—December 2016 | Android Open Source Project Third Party Advisory
source.android.com
text/html
URL Logo CONFIRM source.android.com/security/bulletin/2016-12-01.html
Debian -- Security Information -- DSA-3791-1 linux www.debian.org
Depreciated Link
text/html
URL Logo DEBIAN DSA-3791

Known Affected Configurations (CPE V2.3)

Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
Operating
System
LinuxLinux KernelAllAllAllAll
  • cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*: