CVE-2018-7995

Impact:
Low
Public Date:
2018-03-09
CWE:
CWE-362
Bugzilla:
1553911: CVE-2018-7995 kernel: Race condition in the store_int_with_restart() function in cpu/mcheck/mce.c
A race condition in the store_int_with_restart() function in arch/x86/kernel/cpu/mcheck/mce.c in the Linux kernel allows local users to cause a denial of service (panic) by leveraging root access to write to the check_interval file in a /sys/devices/system/machinecheck/machinecheck<cpu number> directory.

Find out more about CVE-2018-7995 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.

CVSS v3 metrics

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

CVSS3 Base Score 4.4
CVSS3 Base Metrics CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:H/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H
Attack Vector Local
Attack Complexity Low
Privileges Required High
User Interaction None
Scope Unchanged
Confidentiality None
Integrity Impact None
Availability Impact High

Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Enterprise MRG 2 realtime-kernel Not affected
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 kernel-alt Not affected
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 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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