Vulnerability CVE-2019-15030


Published: 2019-09-13

Description:
In the Linux kernel through 5.2.14 on the powerpc platform, a local user can read vector registers of other users' processes via a Facility Unavailable exception. To exploit the venerability, a local user starts a transaction (via the hardware transactional memory instruction tbegin) and then accesses vector registers. At some point, the vector registers will be corrupted with the values from a different local Linux process because of a missing arch/powerpc/kernel/process.c check.

Type:

CWE-20

(Improper Input Validation)

Vendor: Linux
Product: Linux kernel 
Version: 5.2.14;

CVSS2 => (AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:P)

CVSS Base Score
Impact Subscore
Exploitability Subscore
3.6/10
4.9/10
3.9/10
Exploit range
Attack complexity
Authentication
Local
Low
No required
Confidentiality impact
Integrity impact
Availability impact
Partial
None
Partial

 References:
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2019-09/msg00064.html
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2019-09/msg00066.html
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2019/09/10/3
https://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux.git/commit/?id=8205d5d98ef7f155de211f5e2eb6ca03d95a5a60
https://usn.ubuntu.com/4135-2/

Related CVE
CVE-2019-17351
An issue was discovered in drivers/xen/balloon.c in the Linux kernel before 5.2.3, as used in Xen through 4.12.x, allowing guest OS users to cause a denial of service because of unrestricted resource consumption during the mapping of guest memory, ak...
CVE-2019-17133
In the Linux kernel through 5.3.2, cfg80211_mgd_wext_giwessid in net/wireless/wext-sme.c does not reject a long SSID IE, leading to a Buffer Overflow.
CVE-2019-17075
An issue was discovered in write_tpt_entry in drivers/infiniband/hw/cxgb4/mem.c in the Linux kernel through 5.3.2. The cxgb4 driver is directly calling dma_map_single (a DMA function) from a stack variable. This could allow an attacker to trigger a D...
CVE-2019-17056
llcp_sock_create in net/nfc/llcp_sock.c in the AF_NFC network module in the Linux kernel through 5.3.2 does not enforce CAP_NET_RAW, which means that unprivileged users can create a raw socket, aka CID-3a359798b176.
CVE-2019-17055
base_sock_create in drivers/isdn/mISDN/socket.c in the AF_ISDN network module in the Linux kernel through 5.3.2 does not enforce CAP_NET_RAW, which means that unprivileged users can create a raw socket, aka CID-b91ee4aa2a21.
CVE-2019-17054
atalk_create in net/appletalk/ddp.c in the AF_APPLETALK network module in the Linux kernel through 5.3.2 does not enforce CAP_NET_RAW, which means that unprivileged users can create a raw socket, aka CID-6cc03e8aa36c.
CVE-2019-17053
ieee802154_create in net/ieee802154/socket.c in the AF_IEEE802154 network module in the Linux kernel through 5.3.2 does not enforce CAP_NET_RAW, which means that unprivileged users can create a raw socket, aka CID-e69dbd4619e7.
CVE-2019-17052
ax25_create in net/ax25/af_ax25.c in the AF_AX25 network module in the Linux kernel through 5.3.2 does not enforce CAP_NET_RAW, which means that unprivileged users can create a raw socket, aka CID-0614e2b73768.

Copyright 2019, cxsecurity.com

 

Back to Top