Upstream information

CVE-2017-6001 at MITRE

Description

Race condition in kernel/events/core.c in the Linux kernel before 4.9.7 allows local users to gain privileges via a crafted application that makes concurrent perf_event_open system calls for moving a software group into a hardware context. NOTE: this vulnerability exists because of an incomplete fix for CVE-2016-6786.

SUSE information

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

This issue is currently rated as having important severity.

CVSS v2 Scores
  National Vulnerability Database SUSE
Base Score 7.6 6.2
Vector AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C AV:L/AC:H/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C
Access Vector Network Local
Access Complexity High High
Authentication None None
Confidentiality Impact Complete Complete
Integrity Impact Complete Complete
Availability Impact Complete Complete
CVSS v3 Scores
  National Vulnerability Database
Base Score 7
Vector AV:L/AC:H/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H
Access Vector Local
Access Complexity High
Privileges Required None
User Interaction Required
Scope Unchanged
Confidentiality Impact High
Integrity Impact High
Availability Impact High
SUSE Bugzilla entries: 1015160 [NEW], 1025626 [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 Server 11 SP4
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 Not affected
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP4 kernel-source Not affected
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP1 kernel-source Unsupported
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP2 kernel-source Not affected