Race condition in the environ_read function in fs/proc/base.c in the Linux kernel before 4.5.4 allows local users to obtain sensitive information from kernel memory by reading a /proc/*/environ file during a process-setup time interval in which environment-variable copying is incomplete.
Published 2016-11-16 05:59:11
Updated 2017-01-18 02:59:13
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Exploit prediction scoring system (EPSS) score for CVE-2016-7916

0.07%
Probability of exploitation activity in the next 30 days EPSS Score History
~ 30 %
Percentile, the proportion of vulnerabilities that are scored at or less

CVSS scores for CVE-2016-7916

Base Score Base Severity CVSS Vector Exploitability Score Impact Score Score Source First Seen
4.7
MEDIUM AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:N/A:N
3.4
6.9
NIST
5.5
MEDIUM CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:N/A:N
1.8
3.6
NIST

CWE ids for CVE-2016-7916

References for CVE-2016-7916

Products affected by CVE-2016-7916

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