CVE-2016-8637

NameCVE-2016-8637
DescriptionA local information disclosure issue was found in dracut before 045 when generating initramfs images with world-readable permissions when 'early cpio' is used, such as when including microcode updates. Local attacker can use this to obtain sensitive information from these files, such as encryption keys or credentials.
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SUSE bugzilla/CVE, GitHub advisories/code/issues, web search, more)
Debian Bugs843697

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
dracut (PTS)buster048+80-2fixed
bullseye051-1fixed
bookworm059-4fixed
trixie060+5-1fixed
sid060+5-7fixed

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
dracutsourcewheezy(not affected)
dracutsource(unstable)044+189-1low843697

Notes

[jessie] - dracut <no-dsa> (Minor issue)
[wheezy] - dracut <not-affected> (Introduced in 030 upstream)
Fixed by: http://git.kernel.org/cgit/boot/dracut/dracut.git/commit/?id=0db98910a11c12a454eac4c8e86dc7a7bbc764a4
Introduced by: http://git.kernel.org/cgit/boot/dracut/dracut.git/commit/?id=5f2c30d9bcd614d546d5c55c6897e33f88b9ab90 (030)

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