An exploitable denial of service exists in the Joyent SmartOS 20161110T013148Z Hyprlofs file system. The vulnerability is present in the Ioctl system call with the command HYPRLOFS_ADD_ENTRIES. An attacker can cause a buffer to be allocated and never freed. When repeatedly exploited this will result in memory exhaustion, resulting in a full system denial of service.
Published 2017-01-31 21:59:00
Updated 2022-04-19 20:15:12
Source Talos
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Vulnerability category: Denial of service

Exploit prediction scoring system (EPSS) score for CVE-2016-9039

0.04%
Probability of exploitation activity in the next 30 days EPSS Score History
~ 6 %
Percentile, the proportion of vulnerabilities that are scored at or less

CVSS scores for CVE-2016-9039

Base Score Base Severity CVSS Vector Exploitability Score Impact Score Score Source First Seen
4.9
MEDIUM AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C
3.9
6.9
NIST
5.5
MEDIUM CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H
1.8
3.6
NIST
6.2
MEDIUM CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H
2.5
3.6
Talos

CWE ids for CVE-2016-9039

  • 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-2016-9039

Products affected by CVE-2016-9039

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