CVE-2016-8637

Published: 01 August 2018

A 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.

Priority

Medium

CVSS 3 base score: 7.8

Status

Package Release Status
dracut
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream Needs triage

Ubuntu 21.10 (Impish Indri) Not vulnerable
(044+189-1)
Ubuntu 21.04 (Hirsute Hippo) Not vulnerable
(044+189-1)
Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa) Not vulnerable
(044+189-1)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) Not vulnerable
(044+189-1)
Ubuntu 16.04 ESM (Xenial Xerus) Ignored
(end of standard support, was needed)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist
(trusty was not-affected [code not present])