Upstream information

CVE-2016-4484 at MITRE

Description

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

Overall state of this security issue: Pending

This issue is currently rated as having low severity.

CVSS v2 Scores
  National Vulnerability Database SUSE
Base Score 7.2 4.7
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]

No SUSE Security Announcements cross referenced.


Status of this issue by product and package

Product(s) Source package State
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12 SP1 dracut Unsupported
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12 SP1 grub2 Unsupported
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12 SP2 dracut Not affected
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12 SP2 grub2 Not affected
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP4 grub2 Not affected
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP1 dracut Unsupported
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP1 grub2 Unsupported
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP2 dracut Not affected
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP2 grub2 Not affected