CVE-2015-8963

HIGH

Description

Race condition in kernel/events/core.c in the Linux kernel before 4.4 allows local users to gain privileges or cause a denial of service (use-after-free) by leveraging incorrect handling of an swevent data structure during a CPU unplug operation.

References

http://git.kernel.org/cgit/linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux.git/commit/?id=12ca6ad2e3a896256f086497a7c7406a547ee373

http://source.android.com/security/bulletin/2016-11-01.html

http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/94207

https://github.com/torvalds/linux/commit/12ca6ad2e3a896256f086497a7c7406a547ee373

Details

Source: MITRE

Published: 2016-11-16

Updated: 2016-11-28

Type: CWE-362

Risk Information

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.6

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

Impact Score: 10

Exploitability Score: 4.9

Severity: HIGH

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 7

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

Impact Score: 5.9

Exploitability Score: 1

Severity: HIGH

Vulnerable Software

Configuration 1

OR

cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:* versions up to 4.3.6 (inclusive)

Tenable Plugins

View all (8 total)

IDNameProductFamilySeverity
124813EulerOS Virtualization 3.0.1.0 : kernel (EulerOS-SA-2019-1489)NessusHuawei Local Security Checks
critical
124810EulerOS Virtualization for ARM 64 3.0.1.0 : kernel (EulerOS-SA-2019-1486)NessusHuawei Local Security Checks
high
101928Ubuntu 14.04 LTS : linux vulnerabilities (USN-3360-1)NessusUbuntu Local Security Checks
critical
97205SUSE SLES12 Security Update : kernel (SUSE-SU-2017:0471-1)NessusSuSE Local Security Checks
high
97189SUSE SLED12 / SLES12 Security Update : kernel (SUSE-SU-2017:0464-1)NessusSuSE Local Security Checks
high
96188Debian DLA-772-1 : linux security updateNessusDebian Local Security Checks
critical
95705openSUSE Security Update : the Linux Kernel (openSUSE-2016-1431)NessusSuSE Local Security Checks
critical
95702openSUSE Security Update : the Linux Kernel (openSUSE-2016-1428)NessusSuSE Local Security Checks
critical