An exploitable integer overflow exists in the Joyent SmartOS 20161110T013148Z Hyprlofs file system. The vulnerability is present in the Ioctl system call with the command HYPRLOFS_ADD_ENTRIES when dealing with native file systems. An attacker can craft an input that can cause a kernel panic and potentially be leveraged into a full privilege escalation vulnerability. This vulnerability is distinct from CVE-2016-9031.
Published 2016-12-14 17:59:00
Updated 2022-12-13 20:23:21
Source Talos
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Vulnerability category: OverflowGain privilege

Exploit prediction scoring system (EPSS) score for CVE-2016-8733

0.06%
Probability of exploitation activity in the next 30 days EPSS Score History
~ 24 %
Percentile, the proportion of vulnerabilities that are scored at or less

CVSS scores for CVE-2016-8733

Base Score Base Severity CVSS Vector Exploitability Score Impact Score Score Source First Seen
7.2
HIGH AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C
3.9
10.0
NIST
7.8
HIGH CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:H/PR:L/UI:N/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:H
1.1
6.0
Talos
8.8
HIGH CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:H
2.0
6.0
NIST

CWE ids for CVE-2016-8733

  • The product performs a calculation that can produce an integer overflow or wraparound, when the logic assumes that the resulting value will always be larger than the original value. This can introduce other weaknesses when the calculation is used for resource management or execution control.
    Assigned by: nvd@nist.gov (Primary)

References for CVE-2016-8733

Products affected by CVE-2016-8733

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