DescriptionIn the Linux kernel through 4.15.4, the floppy driver reveals the addresses of kernel functions and global variables using printk calls within the function show_floppy in drivers/block/floppy.c. An attacker can read this information from dmesg and use the addresses to find the locations of kernel code and data and bypass kernel security protections such as KASLR.
Overall state of this security issue: Pending
This issue is currently rated as having moderate severity.
|National Vulnerability Database|
|National Vulnerability Database||SUSE|
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Please note that this evaluation state might be work in progress, incomplete or outdated.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.
|SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12 SP2||kernel-source||Unsupported|
|SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12 SP3||kernel-source||Affected|
|SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP4||kernel-source||Affected|
|SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP2||kernel-source||Unsupported|
|SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP3||kernel-source||Affected|