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CVE-2015-7837 Detail

Current Description

The Linux kernel, as used in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7, kernel-rt, and Enterprise MRG 2 and when booted with UEFI Secure Boot enabled, allows local users to bypass intended securelevel/secureboot restrictions by leveraging improper handling of secure_boot flag across kexec reboot.

Source:  MITRE
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Impact

CVSS v3.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 5.5 MEDIUM
Vector: AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:H/A:N (V3 legend)
Impact Score: 3.6
Exploitability Score: 1.8


Attack Vector (AV): Local
Attack Complexity (AC): Low
Privileges Required (PR): Low
User Interaction (UI): None
Scope (S): Unchanged
Confidentiality (C): None
Integrity (I): High
Availability (A): None

CVSS v2.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 2.1 LOW
Vector: (AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N) (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): Partial
Availability (A): None
Additional Information:
Allows unauthorized modification

References to Advisories, Solutions, and Tools

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Hyperlink Resource
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2015-2152.html Vendor Advisory
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2015-2411.html Vendor Advisory
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2015/10/15/6 Mailing List Third Party Advisory
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/77097 Third Party Advisory VDB Entry
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1272472 Issue Tracking Vendor Advisory
https://github.com/mjg59/linux/commit/4b2b64d5a6ebc84214755ebccd599baef7c1b798 Issue Tracking Third Party Advisory

Technical Details

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Known Affected Software Configurations Switch to CPE 2.2

Configuration 1 ( hide )
 cpe:2.3:a:redhat:enterprise_mrg:2.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:o:redhat:enterprise_linux:7.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:o:redhat:enterprise_linux:7.2:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:o:redhat:enterprise_linux:7.3:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:o:redhat:enterprise_linux_desktop:7.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:o:redhat:enterprise_linux_server_aus:7.3:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:o:redhat:enterprise_linux_server_aus:7.4:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:o:redhat:enterprise_linux_workstation:7.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:o:redhat:kernel-rt:7.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2015-7837
NVD Published Date:
09/19/2017
NVD Last Modified:
10/05/2017