Upstream information

CVE-2017-5967 at MITRE

Description

The time subsystem in the Linux kernel through 4.9.9, when CONFIG_TIMER_STATS is enabled, allows local users to discover real PID values (as distinguished from PID values inside a PID namespace) by reading the /proc/timer_list file, related to the print_timer function in kernel/time/timer_list.c and the __timer_stats_timer_set_start_info function in kernel/time/timer.c.

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 2.1 2.1
Vector AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N
Access Vector Local Local
Access Complexity Low Low
Authentication None None
Confidentiality Impact Partial Partial
Integrity Impact None None
Availability Impact None None
CVSS v3 Scores
  National Vulnerability Database
Base Score 4
Vector AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:N/A:N
Access Vector Local
Access Complexity Low
Privileges Required None
User Interaction None
Scope Unchanged
Confidentiality Impact Low
Integrity Impact None
Availability Impact None

Note from the SUSE Security Team

We are currently considering not fixing this problem, due to the low severity of this issue.

SUSE Bugzilla entry: 1025209 [NEW]

No SUSE Security Announcements cross referenced.


List of planned updates

The following information is the current evaluation information for this security issue. It might neither be accurate nor complete, Use at own risk.
Product(s) Source package
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12 SP2
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP4
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP2
kernel-source


Status of this issue by product and package

Product(s) Source package State
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12 SP1 kernel-source Unsupported
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12 SP2 kernel-source Affected
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP4 kernel-source Affected
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP1 kernel-source Unsupported
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP2 kernel-source Affected