CVE-2017-6001

Impact:
Moderate
Public Date:
2017-01-14
CWE:
CWE-362
Bugzilla:
1422825: CVE-2017-6001 kernel: Race condition between multiple sys_perf_event_open() calls
It was found that the original fix for CVE-2016-6786 was incomplete. There exist a race between two concurrent sys_perf_event_open() calls when both try and move the same pre-existing software group into a hardware context.

Find out more about CVE-2017-6001 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.

Statement

This issue does not affect the Linux kernel packages as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 as the perf subsystem where the flaw was found is not present in this product.

This issue affects the Linux kernel packages as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6, 7 and MRG-2. Future Linux kernel updates for the respective releases might address this issue.

CVSS v3 metrics

NOTE: The following CVSS v3 metrics and score provided are preliminary and subject to review.

CVSS3 Base Score 7
CVSS3 Base Metrics CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:H/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H
Attack Vector Local
Attack Complexity High
Privileges Required Low
User Interaction None
Scope Unchanged
Confidentiality High
Integrity Impact High
Availability Impact High

Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Enterprise MRG 2 realtime-kernel Affected
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 kernel-rt Affected
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 kernel Affected
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 kernel Affected
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 kernel Not affected

Mitigation

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