CVE-2016-5828

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Description

The start_thread function in arch/powerpc/kernel/process.c in the Linux kernel through 4.6.3 on powerpc platforms mishandles transactional state, which allows local users to cause a denial of service (invalid process state or TM Bad Thing exception, and system crash) or possibly have unspecified other impact by starting and suspending a transaction before an exec system call.

References

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://www.debian.org/security/2016/dsa-3616

http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2016/06/25/7

http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/91415

http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-3070-1

http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-3070-2

http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-3070-3

http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-3070-4

http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-3071-1

http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-3071-2

https://patchwork.ozlabs.org/patch/636776/

Details

Source: MITRE

Published: 2016-06-27

Updated: 2018-01-05

Type: CWE-20

Risk Information

CVSS v2

Base Score: 7.2

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

Impact Score: 10

Exploitability Score: 3.9

Severity: HIGH

CVSS v3

Base Score: 7.8

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

Impact Score: 5.9

Exploitability Score: 1.8

Severity: HIGH

Tenable Plugins

View all (15 total)

IDNameProductFamilySeverity
124802EulerOS Virtualization for ARM 64 3.0.1.0 : kernel (EulerOS-SA-2019-1478)NessusHuawei Local Security Checks
high
97205SUSE SLES12 Security Update : kernel (SUSE-SU-2017:0471-1)NessusSuSE 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
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
93243Ubuntu 14.04 LTS : linux-lts-xenial vulnerabilities (USN-3070-4)NessusUbuntu Local Security Checks
high
93242Ubuntu 16.04 LTS : linux-snapdragon vulnerabilities (USN-3070-3)NessusUbuntu Local Security Checks
high
93241Ubuntu 16.04 LTS : linux-raspi2 vulnerabilities (USN-3070-2)NessusUbuntu Local Security Checks
high
93219Ubuntu 12.04 LTS : linux-lts-trusty vulnerabilities (USN-3071-2)NessusUbuntu Local Security Checks
high
93218Ubuntu 14.04 LTS : linux vulnerabilities (USN-3071-1)NessusUbuntu Local Security Checks
high
93217Ubuntu 16.04 LTS : linux vulnerabilities (USN-3070-1)NessusUbuntu Local Security Checks
high
93216openSUSE Security Update : the Linux Kernel (openSUSE-2016-1029)NessusSuSE Local Security Checks
high
91927Debian DSA-3616-1 : linux - security updateNessusDebian Local Security Checks
high