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CVE-2018-15594 Detail

Current Description

arch/x86/kernel/paravirt.c in the Linux kernel before 4.18.1 mishandles certain indirect calls, which makes it easier for attackers to conduct Spectre-v2 attacks against paravirtual guests.

Source:  MITRE
Description Last Modified:  08/20/2018
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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:H/I:N/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): High
Integrity (I): None
Availability (A): None

CVSS v2.0 Severity and Metrics:

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

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Hyperlink Resource
http://git.kernel.org/cgit/linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux.git/commit/?id=5800dc5c19f34e6e03b5adab1282535cb102fafd Mitigation Patch Vendor Advisory
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/105120 Third Party Advisory VDB Entry
http://www.securitytracker.com/id/1041601 Third Party Advisory VDB Entry
https://cdn.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v4.x/ChangeLog-4.18.1 Release Notes Vendor Advisory
https://github.com/torvalds/linux/commit/5800dc5c19f34e6e03b5adab1282535cb102fafd Mitigation Patch Third Party Advisory
https://lists.debian.org/debian-lts-announce/2018/10/msg00003.html Mailing List Third Party Advisory
https://twitter.com/grsecurity/status/1029324426142199808 Third Party Advisory
https://usn.ubuntu.com/3775-1/ Third Party Advisory
https://usn.ubuntu.com/3775-2/ Third Party Advisory
https://usn.ubuntu.com/3776-1/ Third Party Advisory
https://usn.ubuntu.com/3776-2/ Third Party Advisory
https://usn.ubuntu.com/3777-1/ Third Party Advisory
https://usn.ubuntu.com/3777-2/ Third Party Advisory
https://usn.ubuntu.com/3777-3/ Third Party Advisory
https://www.debian.org/security/2018/dsa-4308 Third Party Advisory

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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2018-15594
NVD Published Date:
08/20/2018
NVD Last Modified:
10/26/2018