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CVE-2015-8963 Detail

Current Description

Race condition in kernel/events/core.c in the Linux kernel before 4.4 allows local users to gain privileges or cause a denial of service (use-after-free) by leveraging incorrect handling of an swevent data structure during a CPU unplug operation.

Source:  MITRE
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Severity



CVSS 3.x Severity and Metrics:

NIST CVSS score
NIST: NVD
Base Score: 7.0 HIGH
Vector:  CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:H/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

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Hyperlink Resource
http://git.kernel.org/cgit/linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux.git/commit/?id=12ca6ad2e3a896256f086497a7c7406a547ee373 Patch Vendor Advisory
http://source.android.com/security/bulletin/2016-11-01.html Third Party Advisory
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/94207
https://github.com/torvalds/linux/commit/12ca6ad2e3a896256f086497a7c7406a547ee373 Patch Vendor Advisory

Weakness Enumeration

CWE-ID CWE Name Source
CWE-416 Use After Free NIST  
CWE-362 Concurrent Execution using Shared Resource with Improper Synchronization ('Race Condition') NIST  

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)
4.3.6


Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2015-8963
NVD Published Date:
11/16/2016
NVD Last Modified:
11/28/2016