CVE Vulnerabilities

CVE-2016-3672

Published: Apr 27, 2016 | Modified: Sep 12, 2023
CVSS 3.x
7.8
HIGH
Source:
NVD
CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H
CVSS 2.x
4.6 MEDIUM
AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P
RedHat/V2
RedHat/V3
Ubuntu

The arch_pick_mmap_layout function in arch/x86/mm/mmap.c in the Linux kernel through 4.5.2 does not properly randomize the legacy base address, which makes it easier for local users to defeat the intended restrictions on the ADDR_NO_RANDOMIZE flag, and bypass the ASLR protection mechanism for a setuid or setgid program, by disabling stack-consumption resource limits.

Affected Software

Name Vendor Start Version End Version
Ubuntu_linux Canonical 12.04 (including) 12.04 (including)
Ubuntu_linux Canonical 14.04 (including) 14.04 (including)
Ubuntu_linux Canonical 15.10 (including) 15.10 (including)

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