CVE-2006-5331 Detail

Current Description

The altivec_unavailable_exception function in arch/powerpc/kernel/traps.c in the Linux kernel before 2.6.19 on 64-bit systems mishandles the case where CONFIG_ALTIVEC is defined and the CPU actually supports Altivec, but the Altivec support was not detected by the kernel, which allows local users to cause a denial of service (panic) by triggering execution of an Altivec instruction.


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Severity



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NIST CVSS score
NIST: NVD
Base Score:  5.5 MEDIUM
Vector:  CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H


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Hyperlink Resource
http://git.kernel.org/cgit/linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux.git/commit/?id=6c4841c2b6c32a134f9f36e5e08857138cc12b10 Issue Tracking  Patch  Third Party Advisory 
http://www.linuxgrill.com/anonymous/kernel/v2.6/ChangeLog-2.6.19 Issue Tracking  Patch  Third Party Advisory 
https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=213229 Issue Tracking  Patch  Third Party Advisory 
https://github.com/torvalds/linux/commit/6c4841c2b6c32a134f9f36e5e08857138cc12b10 Issue Tracking  Patch  Third Party Advisory 

Weakness Enumeration

CWE-ID CWE Name Source
CWE-19 Data Processing Errors cwe source acceptance level NIST  

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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2006-5331
NVD Published Date:
10/29/2017
NVD Last Modified:
11/17/2017
Source:
MITRE