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SUSE: CVE-2017-11472: SUSE Linux Security Advisory

Severity
4
CVSS
(AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:N)
Published
07/20/2017
Created
07/25/2018
Added
09/15/2017
Modified
02/08/2021

Description

The acpi_ns_terminate() function in drivers/acpi/acpica/nsutils.c in the Linux kernel before 4.12 does not flush the operand cache and causes a kernel stack dump, which allows local users to obtain sensitive information from kernel memory and bypass the KASLR protection mechanism (in the kernel through 4.9) via a crafted ACPI table.

Solution(s)

  • suse-upgrade-kernel-default
  • suse-upgrade-kernel-docs
  • suse-upgrade-kernel-obs-build

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