Upstream information

CVE-2016-4484 at MITRE


The 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.

SUSE information

CVSS v2 Scores
  National Vulnerability Database SUSE
Base Score 7.15 4.69
Vector AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C AV:L/AC:H/Au:N/C:C/I:P/A:N
Access Vector Local Local
Access Complexity Low High
Authentication None None
Confidentiality Impact Complete Complete
Integrity Impact Complete Partial
Availability Impact Complete None
CVSS v3 Scores
  National Vulnerability Database
Base Score 6.8
Vector AV:P/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H
Access Vector Physical
Access Complexity Low
Privileges Required None
User Interaction None
Scope Unchanged
Confidentiality Impact High
Integrity Impact High
Availability Impact High

Note from the SUSE Security Team

This problem does not affect SUSE Linux Enterprise 11 and older versions, as they use a different method for mounting cryptographic filesystems during boot.

SUSE Bugzilla entry: 1009220 [IN_PROGRESS]

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