CVE-2015-8845

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Description

The tm_reclaim_thread function in arch/powerpc/kernel/process.c in the Linux kernel before 4.4.1 on powerpc platforms does not ensure that TM suspend mode exists before proceeding with a tm_reclaim call, which allows local users to cause a denial of service (TM Bad Thing exception and panic) via a crafted application.

References

http://git.kernel.org/cgit/linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux.git/commit/?id=7f821fc9c77a9b01fe7b1d6e72717b33d8d64142

http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2016-06/msg00054.html

http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2016-08/msg00000.html

http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2016-08/msg00044.html

http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2016-08/msg00055.html

http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2016-2574.html

http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2016-2584.html

http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v4.x/ChangeLog-4.4.1

http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2016/04/13/1

http://www.securitytracker.com/id/1035594

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1326540

https://github.com/torvalds/linux/commit/7f821fc9c77a9b01fe7b1d6e72717b33d8d64142

Details

Source: MITRE

Published: 2016-04-27

Updated: 2018-01-05

Type: CWE-284

Risk Information

CVSS v2

Base Score: 4.9

Vector: AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C

Impact Score: 6.9

Exploitability Score: 3.9

Severity: MEDIUM

CVSS v3

Base Score: 5.5

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H

Impact Score: 3.6

Exploitability Score: 1.8

Severity: MEDIUM

Tenable Plugins

View all (10 total)

IDNameProductFamilySeverity
132134EulerOS 2.0 SP3 : kernel (EulerOS-SA-2019-2599)NessusHuawei Local Security Checks
high
124802EulerOS Virtualization for ARM 64 3.0.1.0 : kernel (EulerOS-SA-2019-1478)NessusHuawei Local Security Checks
high
95841Scientific Linux Security Update : kernel on SL7.x x86_64 (20161103)NessusScientific Linux Local Security Checks
critical
95321CentOS 7 : kernel (CESA-2016:2574)NessusCentOS Local Security Checks
critical
94697Oracle Linux 7 : kernel (ELSA-2016-2574)NessusOracle Linux Local Security Checks
critical
94547RHEL 7 : kernel-rt (RHSA-2016:2584)NessusRed Hat Local Security Checks
critical
94537RHEL 7 : kernel (RHSA-2016:2574)NessusRed Hat Local Security Checks
critical
93299SUSE SLED12 / SLES12 Security Update : kernel (SUSE-SU-2016:2105-1)NessusSuSE Local Security Checks
high
93216openSUSE Security Update : the Linux Kernel (openSUSE-2016-1029)NessusSuSE Local Security Checks
high
93165SUSE SLED12 / SLES12 Security Update : kernel (SUSE-SU-2016:1690-1)NessusSuSE Local Security Checks
high