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Oracle Linux: (CVE-2019-15030) ELSA-2020-1372: kernel security and bug fix update

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Oracle Linux: (CVE-2019-15030) ELSA-2020-1372: kernel security and bug fix update

Severity
4
CVSS
(AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:P)
Published
09/13/2019
Created
10/06/2022
Added
10/05/2022
Modified
10/05/2022

Description

In the Linux kernel through 5.2.14 on the powerpc platform, a local user can read vector registers of other users' processes via a Facility Unavailable exception. To exploit the venerability, a local user starts a transaction (via the hardware transactional memory instruction tbegin) and then accesses vector registers. At some point, the vector registers will be corrupted with the values from a different local Linux process because of a missing arch/powerpc/kernel/process.c check.

Solution(s)

  • oracle-linux-upgrade-kernel

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