Upstream information

CVE-2013-4220 at MITRE

Description

The bad_mode function in arch/arm64/kernel/traps.c in the Linux kernel before 3.9.5 on the ARM64 platform allows local users to cause a denial of service (system crash) via vectors involving an attempted register access that triggers an unexpected value in the Exception Syndrome Register (ESR).

SUSE information

Overall state of this security issue: Does not affect SUSE products

This issue is currently rated as having moderate severity.

CVSS v2 Scores
  National Vulnerability Database
Base Score 4.9
Vector AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C
Access Vector Local
Access Complexity Low
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact None
Integrity Impact None
Availability Impact Complete

Note from the SUSE Security Team

This problem is ARM platform specific and so does not affected SUSE Linux Enterprise 11 or older distributions.

SUSE Bugzilla entry: 837109 [RESOLVED / WONTFIX]

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