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CVE-2015-8953

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Date: October 16, 2016

fs/overlayfs/copy_up.c in the Linux kernel before 4.2.6 uses an incorrect cleanup code path, which allows local users to cause a denial of service (dentry reference leak) via filesystem operations on a large file in a lower overlayfs layer.

Language: C

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Severity Score

Weakness Type (CWE)

Resource Management Errors

CWE-399

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CVSS v3

Base Score:
Attack Vector (AV): LOCAL
Attack Complexity (AC): LOW
Privilegs Required (PR): LOW
User Interaction (UI): NONE
Scope (S): UNCHANGED
Confidentiality (C): NONE
Integrity (I): NONE
Availability (A): HIGH

CVSS v2

Base Score:
Access Vector (AV): LOCAL
Access Complexity (AC): LOW
Authentication (AU): NONE
Confidentiality (C): NONE
Integrity (I): NONE
Availability (A): COMPLETE
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