Upstream information

CVE-2015-8844 at MITRE

Description

The signal implementation in the Linux kernel before 4.3.5 on powerpc platforms does not check for an MSR with both the S and T bits set, which allows local users to cause a denial of service (TM Bad Thing exception and panic) via a crafted application.

SUSE information

Overall state of this security issue: Pending

This issue is currently rated as having moderate severity.

CVSS v2 Scores
  National Vulnerability Database SUSE
Base Score 4.7 4.4
Vector AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C AV:L/AC:M/Au:S/C:N/I:N/A:C
Access Vector Local Local
Access Complexity Medium Medium
Authentication None Single
Confidentiality Impact None None
Integrity Impact None None
Availability Impact Complete Complete
SUSE Bugzilla entries: 975531 [RESOLVED / FIXED], 975533 [RESOLVED / FIXED]

No SUSE Security Announcements cross referenced.


Status of this issue by product and package

Please note that this evaluation state might be work in progress, incomplete or outdated. Also information for service packs in the LTSS phase is only included for issues meeting the LTSS criteria. If in doubt, feel free to contact us for clarification.

Product(s) Source package State
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11 SP4 kernel-source Affected
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12 GA kernel-source Released
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12 SP1 kernel-source Released
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12 SP3 kernel-source Analysis
SUSE Linux Enterprise Module for Basesystem 15 GA kernel-source Analysis
SUSE Linux Enterprise Module for Development Tools 15 GA kernel-source Analysis
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 SP4 LTSS kernel-source Affected
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP2 LTSS kernel-source Affected
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP3 LTSS kernel-source Affected
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP4 kernel-source Analysis
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 GA kernel-source Released
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 GA LTSS kernel-source Released
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP1 kernel-source Released
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP3 kernel-source Analysis