CVE-2015-7613

Impact:
Important
Public Date:
2015-10-01
CWE:
CWE-732
Bugzilla:
1268270: CVE-2015-7613 kernel: Unauthorized access to IPC objects with SysV shm
A race condition flaw was found in the way the Linux kernel's IPC subsystem initialized certain fields in an IPC object structure that were later used for permission checking before inserting the object into a globally visible list. A local, unprivileged user could potentially use this flaw to elevate their privileges on the system.

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Statement

This issue does not affect the Linux kernels as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.

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

CVSS v2 metrics

Base Score 6.2
Base Metrics AV:L/AC:H/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C
Access Vector Local
Access Complexity High
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact Complete
Integrity Impact Complete
Availability Impact Complete

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Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (kernel) RHSA-2015:2636 2015-12-15
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Extended Update Support 7.1 RHSA-2015:2587 2015-12-09
Red Hat Enterprise Linux for Real Time for NFV (v. 7) (kernel-rt) RHSA-2015:2411 2015-11-19
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 (kernel) RHSA-2015:2152 2015-11-19

Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Enterprise MRG 2 kernel-rt Affected
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 kernel Not affected
Unless explicitly stated as not affected, all previous versions of packages in any minor update stream of a product listed here should be assumed vulnerable, although may not have been subject to full analysis.
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