The asn1_ber_decoder function in lib/asn1_decoder.c in the Linux kernel before 4.3 allows attackers to cause a denial of service (panic) via an ASN.1 BER file that lacks a public key, leading to mishandling by the public_key_verify_signature function in crypto/asymmetric_keys/public_key.c.
Published 2016-05-02 10:59:25
Updated 2018-08-30 16:52:38
Source MITRE
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Vulnerability category: Denial of service

Exploit prediction scoring system (EPSS) score for CVE-2016-2053

0.05%
Probability of exploitation activity in the next 30 days EPSS Score History
~ 20 %
Percentile, the proportion of vulnerabilities that are scored at or less

CVSS scores for CVE-2016-2053

Base Score Base Severity CVSS Vector Exploitability Score Impact Score Score Source First Seen
4.7
MEDIUM AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C
3.4
6.9
NIST
4.7
MEDIUM CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:H/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H
1.0
3.6
NIST

CWE ids for CVE-2016-2053

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

References for CVE-2016-2053

Products affected by CVE-2016-2053

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