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CVE-2015-8955 Detail

Description

arch/arm64/kernel/perf_event.c in the Linux kernel before 4.1 on arm64 platforms allows local users to gain privileges or cause a denial of service (invalid pointer dereference) via vectors involving events that are mishandled during a span of multiple HW PMUs.

Source:  MITRE      Last Modified:  10/10/2016

Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2015-8955
Original release date:
10/10/2016
Last revised:
11/28/2016
Source:
US-CERT/NIST

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 3.0):
CVSS v3 Base Score:
7.3 High
Vector:
CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H (legend)
Impact Score:
5.9
Exploitability Score:
1.3
CVSS Version 3 Metrics:
Attack Vector (AV):
Local
Attack Complexity (AC):
Low
Privileges Required (PR):
Low
User Interaction (UI):
Required
Scope (S):
Unchanged
Confidentiality (C):
High
Integrity (I):
High
Availability (A):
High
CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score:
6.9 MEDIUM
Vector:
(AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C) (legend)
Impact Subscore:
10.0
Exploitability Subscore:
3.4
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector:
Locally exploitable - Victim must voluntarily interact with attack mechanism
Access Complexity:
Medium
Authentication:
Not required to exploit
Impact Type:
Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows unauthorized modification; Allows disruption of service

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Hyperlink Resource Type Source Name
http://git.kernel.org/cgit/linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux.git/commit/?id=8fff105e13041e49b82f92eef034f363a6b1c071 Issue Tracking; Patch External Source CONFIRM http://git.kernel.org/cgit/linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux.git/commit/?id=8fff105e13041e49b82f92eef034f363a6b1c071
http://source.android.com/security/bulletin/2016-10-01.html Vendor Advisory External Source CONFIRM http://source.android.com/security/bulletin/2016-10-01.html
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/93314 External Source BID 93314
https://github.com/torvalds/linux/commit/8fff105e13041e49b82f92eef034f363a6b1c071 Issue Tracking; Patch; Third Party Advisory External Source CONFIRM https://github.com/torvalds/linux/commit/8fff105e13041e49b82f92eef034f363a6b1c071

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

  • Permissions, Privileges, and Access Control (CWE-264)

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