Upstream information

CVE-2015-8955 at MITRE

Description

arch/arm64/kernel/perf_event.c in the Linux kernel before 4.1 on arm64 platforms allows local users to gain privileges or cause a denial of service (invalid pointer dereference) via vectors involving events that are mishandled during a span of multiple HW PMUs.

SUSE information

Overall state of this security issue: Pending

This issue is currently rated as having important severity.

CVSS v2 Scores
  National Vulnerability Database SUSE
Base Score 6.9 3.5
Vector AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C AV:L/AC:H/Au:S/C:P/I:P/A:P
Access Vector Local Local
Access Complexity Medium High
Authentication None Single
Confidentiality Impact Complete Partial
Integrity Impact Complete Partial
Availability Impact Complete Partial

Note from the SUSE Security Team

This issue only affects the ARM architecture and only openSUSE 13.2.

SUSE Bugzilla entry: 1003931 [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Please note that this evaluation state might be work in progress, incomplete or outdated.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 12 SP1 kernel-source Affected
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 Affected
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 GA LTSS kernel-source Affected
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP1 kernel-source Affected