An exploitable denial of service exists in the the Joyent SmartOS OS 20161110T013148Z Hyprlofs file system. The vulnerability is present in the Ioctl system call with the command HYPRLOFSADDENTRIES when used with a 32 bit model. An attacker can cause a buffer to be allocated and never freed. When repeatedly exploit this will result in memory exhaustion, resulting in a full system denial of service.
Published 2018-09-07 12:29:00
Updated 2022-12-14 14:11:46
Source Talos
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Vulnerability category: Denial of service

Exploit prediction scoring system (EPSS) score for CVE-2016-9040

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-2016-9040

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
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
5.5
MEDIUM CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H
1.8
3.6
NIST

CWE ids for CVE-2016-9040

  • 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-2016-9040

Products affected by CVE-2016-9040

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