Vulnerability CVE-2020-10768


Published: 2020-09-16

Description:
A flaw was found in the Linux Kernel before 5.8-rc1 in the prctl() function, where it can be used to enable indirect branch speculation after it has been disabled. This call incorrectly reports it as being 'force disabled' when it is not and opens the system to Spectre v2 attacks. The highest threat from this vulnerability is to confidentiality.

Type:

NVD-CWE-noinfo

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

CVSS Base Score
Impact Subscore
Exploitability Subscore
2.1/10
2.9/10
3.9/10
Exploit range
Attack complexity
Authentication
Local
Low
No required
Confidentiality impact
Integrity impact
Availability impact
Partial
None
None
Affected software
Linux -> Linux kernel 

 References:
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=CVE-2020-10768
https://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux.git/commit/?id=4d8df8cbb9156b0a0ab3f802b80cb5db57acc0bf

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