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Published 2018-08-01 06:29:00
Updated 2021-06-29 15:15:11
Source Red Hat, Inc.
View at NVD,   CVE.org
Vulnerability category: Memory CorruptionInformation leak

Exploit prediction scoring system (EPSS) score for CVE-2016-8623

Probability of exploitation activity in the next 30 days: 0.47%

Percentile, the proportion of vulnerabilities that are scored at or less: ~ 73 % EPSS Score History EPSS FAQ

CVSS scores for CVE-2016-8623

Base Score Base Severity CVSS Vector Exploitability Score Impact Score Score Source
5.0
MEDIUM AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N
10.0
2.9
NIST
4.3
MEDIUM AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N
8.6
2.9
Red Hat, Inc.
7.5
HIGH CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:N/A:N
3.9
3.6
NIST
3.3
LOW CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:N/A:N
1.8
1.4
Red Hat, Inc.

CWE ids for CVE-2016-8623

  • Referencing memory after it has been freed can cause a program to crash, use unexpected values, or execute code.
    Assigned by:
    • nvd@nist.gov (Secondary)
    • secalert@redhat.com (Primary)

References for CVE-2016-8623

Products affected by CVE-2016-8623

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