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)

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
Affected software
Linux -> Linux kernel 

 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/

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