mount.ecryptfs_private.c in eCryptfs-utils does not validate mount destination filesystem types, which allows local users to gain privileges by mounting over a nonstandard filesystem, as demonstrated by /proc/$pid.
Published 2016-01-22 15:59:08
Updated 2022-03-23 17:19:10
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Exploit prediction scoring system (EPSS) score for CVE-2016-1572

0.14%
Probability of exploitation activity in the next 30 days EPSS Score History
~ 48 %
Percentile, the proportion of vulnerabilities that are scored at or less

CVSS scores for CVE-2016-1572

Base Score Base Severity CVSS Vector Exploitability Score Impact Score Score Source First Seen
4.6
MEDIUM AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P
3.9
6.4
NIST
8.4
HIGH CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H
2.5
5.9
NIST

CWE ids for CVE-2016-1572

  • The product does not properly assign, modify, track, or check privileges for an actor, creating an unintended sphere of control for that actor.
    Assigned by: nvd@nist.gov (Primary)

References for CVE-2016-1572

Products affected by CVE-2016-1572

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