CVE-2016-7916

NameCVE-2016-7916
DescriptionRace condition in the environ_read function in fs/proc/base.c in the Linux kernel before 4.5.4 allows local users to obtain sensitive information from kernel memory by reading a /proc/*/environ file during a process-setup time interval in which environment-variable copying is incomplete.
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, bugtraq, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SUSE bugzilla/CVE, Mageia, GitHub advisories/code/issues, web search, more)

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
linux (PTS)buster4.19.249-2fixed
buster (security)4.19.260-1fixed
bullseye5.10.140-1fixed
bullseye (security)5.10.149-2fixed
bookworm6.0.10-2fixed
sid6.0.12-1fixed

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
linuxsourcewheezy3.2.81-1
linuxsourcejessie3.16.36-1
linuxsource(unstable)4.5.4-1

Notes

Fixed by: https://git.kernel.org/linus/8148a73c9901a8794a50f950083c00ccf97d43b3 (v4.6-rc7)

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