Intrusion Prevention

Linux.Kernel.keyrings.facility.Local.Privilege.Escalation

Description

This indicates an attack attempt to exploit a Privilege Escalation vulnerability in Linux Kernel.
The vulnerability is due to an error when the vulnerable system handles reference in the keyrings facility. An attacker can exploit this to elevate their privileges on vulnerable systems.

Affected Products

Linux Kernel version 3.8 and higher

Impact

Privilege Escalation: Remote attackers can leverage their privilege on the vulnerable systems.

Recommended Actions

Currently we are unaware of any vendor supplied patch for this issue.

CVE References

CVE-2016-0728