CVE-2016-5828

Impact:
Moderate
Public Date:
2016-06-24
Bugzilla:
1349917: CVE-2016-5828 Kernel: powerpc: tm: crash via exec system call on PPC
A vulnerability in the handling of Transactional Memory on powerpc systems was found. An unprivileged local user can crash the kernel by starting a transaction, suspending it, and then calling any of the exec() class system calls.

Find out more about CVE-2016-5828 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.

Statement

This issue does not affect the versions of Linux kernel as shipped with
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5, 6 and Red Hat Enterprise MRG 2.

This issue affects the version of the kernel packages as shipped with
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7. Future kernel updates for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 may address this issue.

CVSS v2 metrics

Base Score 4
Base Metrics AV:L/AC:H/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C
Access Vector Local
Access Complexity High
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact None
Integrity Impact None
Availability Impact Complete

CVSS v3 metrics

CVSS3 Base Score 5.9
CVSS3 Base Metrics CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:C/C:N/I:N/A:H
Attack Vector Local
Attack Complexity High
Privileges Required None
User Interaction None
Scope Changed
Confidentiality None
Integrity Impact None
Availability Impact High

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Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 (kernel) RHSA-2016:2574 2016-11-03

Affected Packages State

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