Use-after-free vulnerability in the disk_seqf_stop function in block/genhd.c in the Linux kernel before 4.7.1 allows local users to gain privileges by leveraging the execution of a certain stop operation even if the corresponding start operation had failed.
Published 2016-11-16 05:59:05
Updated 2023-01-19 16:08:02
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Vulnerability category: Memory Corruption

Exploit prediction scoring system (EPSS) score for CVE-2016-7910

Probability of exploitation activity in the next 30 days: 0.14%

Percentile, the proportion of vulnerabilities that are scored at or less: ~ 48 % EPSS Score History EPSS FAQ

CVSS scores for CVE-2016-7910

Base Score Base Severity CVSS Vector Exploitability Score Impact Score Score Source
9.3
HIGH AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C
8.6
10.0
NIST
7.8
HIGH CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H
1.8
5.9
NIST

CWE ids for CVE-2016-7910

  • Referencing memory after it has been freed can cause a program to crash, use unexpected values, or execute code.
    Assigned by: nvd@nist.gov (Primary)

References for CVE-2016-7910

Products affected by CVE-2016-7910

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