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CVE-2015-3291 Detail

Current Description

arch/x86/entry/entry_64.S in the Linux kernel before 4.1.6 on the x86_64 platform does not properly determine when nested NMI processing is occurring, which allows local users to cause a denial of service (skipped NMI) by modifying the rsp register, issuing a syscall instruction, and triggering an NMI.

Source:  MITRE
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Impact

CVSS v2.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 2.1 LOW
Vector: (AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P) (V2 legend)
Impact Subscore: 2.9
Exploitability Subscore: 3.9


Access Vector (AV): Local
Access Complexity (AC): Low
Authentication (AU): None
Confidentiality (C): None
Integrity (I): None
Availability (A): Partial
Additional Information:
Allows disruption of service

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Hyperlink Resource
http://git.kernel.org/cgit/linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux.git/commit/?id=810bc075f78ff2c221536eb3008eac6a492dba2d
http://www.debian.org/security/2015/dsa-3313
http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v4.x/ChangeLog-4.1.6 Vendor Advisory
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2015/07/22/7
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/76003
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-2687-1
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-2688-1
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-2689-1
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-2690-1
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-2691-1
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1243489
https://github.com/torvalds/linux/commit/810bc075f78ff2c221536eb3008eac6a492dba2d

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

Known Affected Software Configurations Switch to CPE 2.2

Configuration 1 ( hide )
 cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
     Show Matching CPE(s)
Up to (including)
4.1.5


Change History

4 change records found - show changes

Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2015-3291
NVD Published Date:
08/31/2015
NVD Last Modified:
12/21/2016