CVE-2015-2672 Detail

Current Description

The xsave/xrstor implementation in arch/x86/include/asm/xsave.h in the Linux kernel before 3.19.2 creates certain .altinstr_replacement pointers and consequently does not provide any protection against instruction faulting, which allows local users to cause a denial of service (panic) by triggering a fault, as demonstrated by an unaligned memory operand or a non-canonical address memory operand.


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Severity



CVSS 3.x Severity and Metrics:

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=06c8173eb92bbfc03a0fe8bb64315857d0badd06 Vendor Advisory 
http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v3.x/ChangeLog-3.19.2
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2015/03/22/1
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1204729
https://github.com/torvalds/linux/commit/06c8173eb92bbfc03a0fe8bb64315857d0badd06 Vendor Advisory 

Weakness Enumeration

CWE-ID CWE Name Source
CWE-20 Improper Input Validation cwe source acceptance level NIST  

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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2015-2672
NVD Published Date:
05/02/2016
NVD Last Modified:
05/06/2016
Source:
MITRE