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CentOS: (CVE-2015-5157) (Multiple Advisories): kernel

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CentOS: (CVE-2015-5157) (Multiple Advisories): kernel

Severity
7
CVSS
(AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
Published
08/31/2015
Created
07/25/2018
Added
07/06/2016
Modified
05/07/2019

Description

arch/x86/entry/entry_64.S in the Linux kernel before 4.1.6 on the x86_64 platform mishandles IRET faults in processing NMIs that occurred during userspace execution, which might allow local users to gain privileges by triggering an NMI.

Solution(s)

  • centos-upgrade-kernel
  • centos-upgrade-kernel-abi-whitelists
  • centos-upgrade-kernel-debug
  • centos-upgrade-kernel-debug-devel
  • centos-upgrade-kernel-devel
  • centos-upgrade-kernel-doc
  • centos-upgrade-kernel-firmware
  • centos-upgrade-kernel-headers
  • centos-upgrade-kernel-tools
  • centos-upgrade-kernel-tools-libs
  • centos-upgrade-kernel-tools-libs-devel
  • centos-upgrade-perf
  • centos-upgrade-python-perf

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