fs/namespace.c in the Linux kernel before 4.9 does not restrict how many mounts may exist in a mount namespace, which allows local users to cause a denial of service (memory consumption and deadlock) via MS_BIND mount system calls, as demonstrated by a loop that triggers exponential growth in the number of mounts.
Published 2016-12-28 07:59:00
Updated 2018-01-05 02:31:05
Source MITRE
View at NVD,   CVE.org
Vulnerability category: Denial of service

Exploit prediction scoring system (EPSS) score for CVE-2016-6213

Probability of exploitation activity in the next 30 days: 0.04%

Percentile, the proportion of vulnerabilities that are scored at or less: ~ 6 % EPSS Score History EPSS FAQ

CVSS scores for CVE-2016-6213

Base Score Base Severity CVSS Vector Exploitability Score Impact Score Score Source
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-2016-6213

  • The product does not properly control the allocation and maintenance of a limited resource, thereby enabling an actor to influence the amount of resources consumed, eventually leading to the exhaustion of available resources.
    Assigned by: nvd@nist.gov (Primary)

References for CVE-2016-6213

Products affected by CVE-2016-6213

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