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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2016-4569

The snd_timer_user_params function in sound/core/timer.c in the Linux kernel through 4.6 does not initialize a certain data structure, which allows local users to obtain sensitive information from kernel stack memory via crafted use of the ALSA timer interface.
Publish Date : 2016-05-23 Last Update Date : 2018-01-04
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
2.1
Confidentiality Impact Partial (There is considerable informational disclosure.)
Integrity Impact None (There is no impact to the integrity of the system)
Availability Impact None (There is no impact to the availability of the system.)
Access Complexity Low (Specialized access conditions or extenuating circumstances do not exist. Very little knowledge or skill is required to exploit. )
Authentication Not required (Authentication is not required to exploit the vulnerability.)
Gained Access None
Vulnerability Type(s) Obtain Information
CWE ID 200

- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
RHSA-2016:2574: kernel security, bug fix, and enhancement update (Important) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20162574 unix
RHSA-2016:2584: kernel-rt security, bug fix, and enhancement update (Important) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20162584 unix
OVAL (Open Vulnerability and Assessment Language) definitions define exactly what should be done to verify a vulnerability or a missing patch. Check out the OVAL definitions if you want to learn what you should do to verify a vulnerability.

- Products Affected By CVE-2016-4569

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 OS Canonical Ubuntu Linux 12.04 ~~lts~~~ Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 OS Canonical Ubuntu Linux 14.04 ~~lts~~~ Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 OS Canonical Ubuntu Linux 15.10 Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 OS Canonical Ubuntu Linux 16.04 ~~lts~~~ Version Details Vulnerabilities
5 OS Linux Linux Kernel 4.6 Version Details Vulnerabilities
6 OS Novell Suse Linux Enterprise Debuginfo 11.0 SP4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
7 OS Novell Suse Linux Enterprise Desktop 12.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
8 OS Novell Suse Linux Enterprise Desktop 12.0 SP1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
9 OS Novell Suse Linux Enterprise Live Patching 12.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
10 OS Novell Suse Linux Enterprise Module For Public Cloud 12.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
11 OS Novell Suse Linux Enterprise Real Time Extension 12.0 SP1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
12 OS Novell Suse Linux Enterprise Server 11.0 Extra Version Details Vulnerabilities
13 OS Novell Suse Linux Enterprise Server 11.0 SP4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
14 OS Novell Suse Linux Enterprise Server 12.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
15 OS Novell Suse Linux Enterprise Server 12.0 SP1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
16 OS Novell Suse Linux Enterprise Software Development Kit 11.0 SP4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
17 OS Novell Suse Linux Enterprise Software Development Kit 12.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
18 OS Novell Suse Linux Enterprise Software Development Kit 12.0 SP1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
19 OS Novell Suse Linux Enterprise Workstation Extension 12.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
20 OS Novell Suse Linux Enterprise Workstation Extension 12.0 SP1 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Canonical Ubuntu Linux 4
Linux Linux Kernel 1
Novell Suse Linux Enterprise Debuginfo 1
Novell Suse Linux Enterprise Desktop 2
Novell Suse Linux Enterprise Live Patching 1
Novell Suse Linux Enterprise Module For Public Cloud 1
Novell Suse Linux Enterprise Real Time Extension 1
Novell Suse Linux Enterprise Server 4
Novell Suse Linux Enterprise Software Development Kit 3
Novell Suse Linux Enterprise Workstation Extension 2

- References For CVE-2016-4569

https://github.com/torvalds/linux/commit/cec8f96e49d9be372fdb0c3836dcf31ec71e457e CONFIRM
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2016-06/msg00052.html
SUSE SUSE-SU-2016:1672
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-3021-2
UBUNTU USN-3021-2
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-3021-1
UBUNTU USN-3021-1
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-3020-1
UBUNTU USN-3020-1
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-3019-1
UBUNTU USN-3019-1
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-3018-2
UBUNTU USN-3018-2
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2016-2574.html
REDHAT RHSA-2016:2574
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-3017-3
UBUNTU USN-3017-3
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-3017-2
UBUNTU USN-3017-2
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-3017-1
UBUNTU USN-3017-1
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-3016-2
UBUNTU USN-3016-2
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/90347
BID 90347 Linux Kernel 'sound/core/timer.c' Local Information Disclosure Vulnerability Release Date:2017-02-02
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-3016-1
UBUNTU USN-3016-1
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2016-08/msg00007.html
SUSE SUSE-SU-2016:1985
http://www.debian.org/security/2016/dsa-3607
DEBIAN DSA-3607
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2016/05/09/17
MLIST [oss-security] 20160509 Re: CVE Request: kernel information leak vulnerability in Linux sound module
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2016-2584.html
REDHAT RHSA-2016:2584
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-3016-3
UBUNTU USN-3016-3
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-3016-4
UBUNTU USN-3016-4
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-3018-1
UBUNTU USN-3018-1
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2016-08/msg00055.html
SUSE openSUSE-SU-2016:2184
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2016-08/msg00044.html
SUSE SUSE-SU-2016:2105
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2016-06/msg00056.html
SUSE SUSE-SU-2016:1696
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2016-08/msg00000.html
SUSE SUSE-SU-2016:1937
http://git.kernel.org/cgit/linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux.git/commit/?id=cec8f96e49d9be372fdb0c3836dcf31ec71e457e CONFIRM
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2016-06/msg00044.html
SUSE openSUSE-SU-2016:1641
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1334643 CONFIRM
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2016-06/msg00054.html
SUSE SUSE-SU-2016:1690

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2016-4569

There are not any metasploit modules related to this CVE entry (Please visit www.metasploit.com for more information)


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