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Ubuntu: (Multiple Advisories) (CVE-2017-12146): Linux kernel (HWE) vulnerabilities

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Ubuntu: (Multiple Advisories) (CVE-2017-12146): Linux kernel (HWE) vulnerabilities

Severity
7
CVSS
(AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
Published
09/08/2017
Created
07/25/2018
Added
12/08/2017
Modified
08/25/2021

Description

The driver_override implementation in drivers/base/platform.c in the Linux kernel before 4.12.1 allows local users to gain privileges by leveraging a race condition between a read operation and a store operation that involve different overrides.

Solution(s)

  • ubuntu-upgrade-linux-image-4-10-0-1023-raspi2
  • ubuntu-upgrade-linux-image-4-10-0-42-generic
  • ubuntu-upgrade-linux-image-4-10-0-42-generic-lpae
  • ubuntu-upgrade-linux-image-4-10-0-42-lowlatency
  • ubuntu-upgrade-linux-image-generic
  • ubuntu-upgrade-linux-image-generic-hwe-16-04
  • ubuntu-upgrade-linux-image-generic-lpae
  • ubuntu-upgrade-linux-image-generic-lpae-hwe-16-04
  • ubuntu-upgrade-linux-image-lowlatency
  • ubuntu-upgrade-linux-image-lowlatency-hwe-16-04
  • ubuntu-upgrade-linux-image-raspi2

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