CVE-2016-4484

NameCVE-2016-4484
DescriptionThe Debian initrd script for the cryptsetup package 2:1.7.3-2 and earlier allows physically proximate attackers to gain shell access via many log in attempts with an invalid password.
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, bugtraq, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SuSE, Mageia, GitHub code/issues, web search, more)
NVD severityhigh (attack range: local)

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
cryptsetup (PTS)wheezy2:1.4.3-4vulnerable
jessie2:1.6.6-5vulnerable
buster, sid, stretch2:1.7.3-4fixed

The information below is based on the following data on fixed versions.

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
cryptsetupsource(unstable)2:1.7.3-2unimportant

Notes

http://hmarco.org/bugs/CVE-2016-4484/CVE-2016-4484_cryptsetup_initrd_shell.html
Negligable security impact
in #860981 claimed to still be unresolved as per 2:1.7.3-3

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