CVE-2020-10766

LOW

Description

A logic bug flaw was found in Linux kernel before 5.8-rc1 in the implementation of SSBD. A bug in the logic handling allows an attacker with a local account to disable SSBD protection during a context switch when additional speculative execution mitigations are in place. This issue was introduced when the per task/process conditional STIPB switching was added on top of the existing SSBD switching. The highest threat from this vulnerability is to confidentiality.

References

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=CVE-2020-10766

https://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux.git/commit/?id=dbbe2ad02e9df26e372f38cc3e70dab9222c832e

Details

Source: MITRE

Published: 2020-09-15

Updated: 2020-09-23

Risk Information

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 2.1

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

Impact Score: 2.9

Exploitability Score: 3.9

Severity: LOW

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 5.5

Vector: CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:N/A:N

Impact Score: 3.6

Exploitability Score: 1.8

Severity: MEDIUM