CVE-2015-8845 Detail

Current Description

The tm_reclaim_thread function in arch/powerpc/kernel/process.c in the Linux kernel before 4.4.1 on powerpc platforms does not ensure that TM suspend mode exists before proceeding with a tm_reclaim call, which allows local users to cause a denial of service (TM Bad Thing exception and panic) via a crafted application.


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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=7f821fc9c77a9b01fe7b1d6e72717b33d8d64142 Vendor Advisory 
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2016-06/msg00054.html Third Party Advisory 
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2016-08/msg00000.html Third Party Advisory 
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2016-08/msg00044.html
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2016-08/msg00055.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2016-2574.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2016-2584.html
http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v4.x/ChangeLog-4.4.1
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2016/04/13/1
http://www.securitytracker.com/id/1035594
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1326540 Issue Tracking 
https://github.com/torvalds/linux/commit/7f821fc9c77a9b01fe7b1d6e72717b33d8d64142 Patch  Vendor Advisory 

Weakness Enumeration

CWE-ID CWE Name Source
CWE-284 Improper Access Control cwe source acceptance level NIST  

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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2015-8845
NVD Published Date:
04/27/2016
NVD Last Modified:
01/04/2018
Source:
MITRE