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CVE-2016-4557

Description

The replace_map_fd_with_map_ptr function in kernel/bpf/verifier.c in the Linux kernel before 4.5.5 does not properly maintain an fd data structure, which allows local users to gain privileges or cause a denial of service (use-after-free) via crafted BPF instructions that reference an incorrect file descriptor.CWE-416: Use After Free

Priority: HIGH
CVSS v3: 7.8
Publish Date: May 23, 2016
Related ID: --
CVSS v2: High
Modified Date: May 24, 2016

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Related Products

Product Name Status Defect Fixed Downloads
Linux 7 SCP Not Vulnerable -- -- --
Linux 7 CGP Not Vulnerable -- -- --

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