Linux Kernel digi_dinfo information disclosure

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A vulnerability was found in Linux Kernel (Operating System) (affected version not known). It has been rated as problematic. Affected by this issue is an unknown function. The manipulation of the argument digi_dinfo with an unknown input leads to a information disclosure vulnerability. Using CWE to declare the problem leads to CWE-200. The product exposes sensitive information to an actor that is not explicitly authorized to have access to that information. Impacted is confidentiality.

The weakness was disclosed 10/21/2015 as USN-2841-1 as confirmed mailinglist post (oss-sec). The advisory is available at This vulnerability is handled as CVE-2015-7885 since 10/21/2015. The exploitation is known to be easy. Local access is required to approach this attack. No form of authentication is required for exploitation. Technical details are known, but there is no available exploit.

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 87466 (Ubuntu 14.04 LTS : linux vulnerabilities (USN-2841-1)), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family Ubuntu Local Security Checks and running in the context local. The commercial vulnerability scanner Qualys is able to test this issue with plugin 168489 (OpenSuSE Security Update for the Linux Kernel (openSUSE-SU-2016:0318-1)).

Applying a patch is able to eliminate this problem. The bugfix is ready for download at A possible mitigation has been published 3 months after the disclosure of the vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at X-Force (107417), SecurityTracker (ID 1034896), Vulnerability Center (SBV-55534) and Tenable (87466). is providing further details. The entry 78721 is pretty similar.





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VulDB Meta Base Score: 2.3
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 2.1

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Class: Information disclosure
CWE: CWE-200
ATT&CK: Unknown

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Status: Unproven

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Nessus ID: 87466
Nessus Name: Ubuntu 14.04 LTS : linux vulnerabilities (USN-2841-1)
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OpenVAS ID: 850584
OpenVAS Name: SuSE Update for the openSUSE-SU-2016:0318-1 (kernel)
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Advisory: USN-2841-1
Status: Confirmed
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CVE: CVE-2015-7885 (🔍)
X-Force: 107417 - Linux Kernel struct digi_dinfo information disclosure
SecurityTracker: 1034896
Vulnerability Center: 55534 - Linux Kernel <=4.3.3 Local Information Disclosure in dgnc_mgmt - CVE-2015-7885, Low
SecurityFocus: 77317 - Linux Kernel Multiple Local Information Disclosure Vulnerabilities

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Created: 10/22/2015 10:04 AM
Updated: 06/23/2022 08:51 PM
Changes: (10) vulnerability_cvss3_meta_tempscore vulnerability_cvss3_nvd_basescore vulnerability_cvss3_nvd_av vulnerability_cvss3_nvd_ac vulnerability_cvss3_nvd_pr vulnerability_cvss3_nvd_ui vulnerability_cvss3_nvd_s vulnerability_cvss3_nvd_c vulnerability_cvss3_nvd_i vulnerability_cvss3_nvd_a
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