The process_envvars function in elf/rtld.c in the GNU C Library (aka glibc or libc6) before 2.23 allows local users to bypass a pointer-guarding protection mechanism via a zero value of the LD_POINTER_GUARD environment variable.
Published 2016-01-20 05:59:01
Updated 2018-01-05 02:30:21
Source Red Hat, Inc.
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Exploit prediction scoring system (EPSS) score for CVE-2015-8777

0.04%
Probability of exploitation activity in the next 30 days EPSS Score History
~ 8 %
Percentile, the proportion of vulnerabilities that are scored at or less

CVSS scores for CVE-2015-8777

Base Score Base Severity CVSS Vector Exploitability Score Impact Score Score Source First Seen
2.1
LOW AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N
3.9
2.9
NIST
5.5
MEDIUM CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:H/A:N
1.8
3.6
NIST

CWE ids for CVE-2015-8777

  • Assigned by: nvd@nist.gov (Primary)

References for CVE-2015-8777

Products affected by CVE-2015-8777

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