DescriptionThe validate_event function in arch/arm/kernel/perf_event.c in the Linux kernel before 3.10.8 on the ARM platform allows local users to gain privileges or cause a denial of service (NULL pointer dereference and system crash) by adding a hardware event to an event group led by a software event.
Overall state of this security issue: Does not affect SUSE products
This issue is currently rated as having important severity.
|National Vulnerability Database|
- openSUSE-SU-2014:0677-1, published Mon, 19 May 2014 14:04:14 +0200 (CEST)