ID CVE-2016-5412
Summary arch/powerpc/kvm/book3s_hv_rmhandlers.S in the Linux kernel through 4.7 on PowerPC platforms, when CONFIG_KVM_BOOK3S_64_HV is enabled, allows guest OS users to cause a denial of service (host OS infinite loop) by making a H_CEDE hypercall during the existence of a suspended transaction.
References
Vulnerable Configurations
  • Linux Kernel 4.7
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:4.7
CVSS
Base: 4.6 (as of 11-08-2016 - 16:17)
Impact:
Exploitability:
CWE CWE-399
CAPEC
Access
VectorComplexityAuthentication
LOCAL LOW SINGLE_INSTANCE
Impact
ConfidentialityIntegrityAvailability
NONE NONE COMPLETE
nessus via4
  • NASL family Fedora Local Security Checks
    NASL id FEDORA_2016-90F142AA64.NASL
    description The v4.6.6 update contains a number of important fixes across the tree Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Fedora update system website. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2016-10-18
    plugin id 92973
    published 2016-08-16
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=92973
    title Fedora 24 : kernel (2016-90f142aa64)
  • NASL family Fedora Local Security Checks
    NASL id FEDORA_2016-4B67F775FE.NASL
    description The 4.6.6 update contains a number of important fixes across the tree Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Fedora update system website. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2016-10-18
    plugin id 92971
    published 2016-08-16
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=92971
    title Fedora 23 : kernel (2016-4b67f775fe)
  • NASL family Ubuntu Local Security Checks
    NASL id UBUNTU_USN-3216-1.NASL
    description Multiple security issues were discovered in Firefox. If a user were tricked in to opening a specially crafted website, an attacker could potentially exploit these to bypass same origin restrictions, obtain sensitive information, spoof the addressbar, spoof the print dialog, cause a denial of service via application crash or hang, or execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2017-5398, CVE-2017-5399, CVE-2017-5400, CVE-2017-5401, CVE-2017-5402, CVE-2017-5403, CVE-2017-5404, CVE-2017-5405, CVE-2017-5406, CVE-2017-5407, CVE-2017-5408, CVE-2017-5410, CVE-2017-5412, CVE-2017-5413, CVE-2017-5414, CVE-2017-5415, CVE-2017-5416, CVE-2017-5417, CVE-2017-5418, CVE-2017-5419, CVE-2017-5420, CVE-2017-5421, CVE-2017-5422, CVE-2017-5426, CVE-2017-5427). Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-12-01
    plugin id 97600
    published 2017-03-08
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=97600
    title Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS / 16.04 LTS / 16.10 : firefox vulnerabilities (USN-3216-1)
  • NASL family Ubuntu Local Security Checks
    NASL id UBUNTU_USN-3084-1.NASL
    description Pengfei Wang discovered a race condition in the audit subsystem in the Linux kernel. A local attacker could use this to corrupt audit logs or disrupt system-call auditing. (CVE-2016-6136) It was discovered that the powerpc and powerpc64 hypervisor-mode KVM implementation in the Linux kernel for did not properly maintain state about transactional memory. An unprivileged attacker in a guest could cause a denial of service (CPU lockup) in the host OS. (CVE-2016-5412) Pengfei Wang discovered a race condition in the Chrome OS embedded controller device driver in the Linux kernel. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash). (CVE-2016-6156). Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-12-01
    plugin id 93604
    published 2016-09-20
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=93604
    title Ubuntu 16.04 LTS : linux vulnerabilities (USN-3084-1)
  • NASL family CentOS Local Security Checks
    NASL id CENTOS_RHSA-2016-2574.NASL
    description An update for kernel is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7. Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having a security impact of Important. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available for each vulnerability from the CVE link(s) in the References section. The kernel packages contain the Linux kernel, the core of any Linux operating system. Security Fix(es) : * It was found that the Linux kernel's IPv6 implementation mishandled socket options. A local attacker could abuse concurrent access to the socket options to escalate their privileges, or cause a denial of service (use-after-free and system crash) via a crafted sendmsg system call. (CVE-2016-3841, Important) * Several Moderate and Low impact security issues were found in the Linux kernel. Space precludes documenting each of these issues in this advisory. Refer to the CVE links in the References section for a description of each of these vulnerabilities. (CVE-2013-4312, CVE-2015-8374, CVE-2015-8543, CVE-2015-8812, CVE-2015-8844, CVE-2015-8845, CVE-2016-2053, CVE-2016-2069, CVE-2016-2847, CVE-2016-3156, CVE-2016-4581, CVE-2016-4794, CVE-2016-5412, CVE-2016-5828, CVE-2016-5829, CVE-2016-6136, CVE-2016-6198, CVE-2016-6327, CVE-2016-6480, CVE-2015-8746, CVE-2015-8956, CVE-2016-2117, CVE-2016-2384, CVE-2016-3070, CVE-2016-3699, CVE-2016-4569, CVE-2016-4578) Red Hat would like to thank Philip Pettersson (Samsung) for reporting CVE-2016-2053; Tetsuo Handa for reporting CVE-2016-2847; the Virtuozzo kernel team and Solar Designer (Openwall) for reporting CVE-2016-3156; Justin Yackoski (Cryptonite) for reporting CVE-2016-2117; and Linn Crosetto (HP) for reporting CVE-2016-3699. The CVE-2015-8812 issue was discovered by Venkatesh Pottem (Red Hat Engineering); the CVE-2015-8844 and CVE-2015-8845 issues were discovered by Miroslav Vadkerti (Red Hat Engineering); the CVE-2016-4581 issue was discovered by Eric W. Biederman (Red Hat); the CVE-2016-6198 issue was discovered by CAI Qian (Red Hat); and the CVE-2016-3070 issue was discovered by Jan Stancek (Red Hat). Additional Changes : For detailed information on changes in this release, see the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.3 Release Notes linked from the References section.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-10
    plugin id 95321
    published 2016-11-28
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=95321
    title CentOS 7 : kernel (CESA-2016:2574)
  • NASL family Ubuntu Local Security Checks
    NASL id UBUNTU_USN-3084-2.NASL
    description USN-3084-1 fixed vulnerabilities in the Linux kernel for Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. This update provides the corresponding updates for the Linux Hardware Enablement (HWE) kernel from Ubuntu 16.04 LTS for Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. Pengfei Wang discovered a race condition in the audit subsystem in the Linux kernel. A local attacker could use this to corrupt audit logs or disrupt system-call auditing. (CVE-2016-6136) It was discovered that the powerpc and powerpc64 hypervisor-mode KVM implementation in the Linux kernel for did not properly maintain state about transactional memory. An unprivileged attacker in a guest could cause a denial of service (CPU lockup) in the host OS. (CVE-2016-5412) Pengfei Wang discovered a race condition in the Chrome OS embedded controller device driver in the Linux kernel. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash). (CVE-2016-6156). Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-12-01
    plugin id 93605
    published 2016-09-20
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=93605
    title Ubuntu 14.04 LTS : linux-lts-xenial vulnerabilities (USN-3084-2)
  • NASL family Ubuntu Local Security Checks
    NASL id UBUNTU_USN-3084-3.NASL
    description Pengfei Wang discovered a race condition in the audit subsystem in the Linux kernel. A local attacker could use this to corrupt audit logs or disrupt system-call auditing. (CVE-2016-6136) It was discovered that the powerpc and powerpc64 hypervisor-mode KVM implementation in the Linux kernel for did not properly maintain state about transactional memory. An unprivileged attacker in a guest could cause a denial of service (CPU lockup) in the host OS. (CVE-2016-5412) Pengfei Wang discovered a race condition in the Chrome OS embedded controller device driver in the Linux kernel. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash). (CVE-2016-6156). Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-12-01
    plugin id 93606
    published 2016-09-20
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=93606
    title Ubuntu 16.04 LTS : linux-raspi2 vulnerabilities (USN-3084-3)
  • NASL family Ubuntu Local Security Checks
    NASL id UBUNTU_USN-3084-4.NASL
    description Pengfei Wang discovered a race condition in the audit subsystem in the Linux kernel. A local attacker could use this to corrupt audit logs or disrupt system-call auditing. (CVE-2016-6136) It was discovered that the powerpc and powerpc64 hypervisor-mode KVM implementation in the Linux kernel for did not properly maintain state about transactional memory. An unprivileged attacker in a guest could cause a denial of service (CPU lockup) in the host OS. (CVE-2016-5412) Pengfei Wang discovered a race condition in the Chrome OS embedded controller device driver in the Linux kernel. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash). (CVE-2016-6156). Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-12-01
    plugin id 93607
    published 2016-09-20
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=93607
    title Ubuntu 16.04 LTS : linux-snapdragon vulnerabilities (USN-3084-4)
  • NASL family Oracle Linux Local Security Checks
    NASL id ORACLELINUX_ELSA-2016-2574.NASL
    description From Red Hat Security Advisory 2016:2574 : An update for kernel is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7. Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having a security impact of Important. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available for each vulnerability from the CVE link(s) in the References section. The kernel packages contain the Linux kernel, the core of any Linux operating system. Security Fix(es) : * It was found that the Linux kernel's IPv6 implementation mishandled socket options. A local attacker could abuse concurrent access to the socket options to escalate their privileges, or cause a denial of service (use-after-free and system crash) via a crafted sendmsg system call. (CVE-2016-3841, Important) * Several Moderate and Low impact security issues were found in the Linux kernel. Space precludes documenting each of these issues in this advisory. Refer to the CVE links in the References section for a description of each of these vulnerabilities. (CVE-2013-4312, CVE-2015-8374, CVE-2015-8543, CVE-2015-8812, CVE-2015-8844, CVE-2015-8845, CVE-2016-2053, CVE-2016-2069, CVE-2016-2847, CVE-2016-3156, CVE-2016-4581, CVE-2016-4794, CVE-2016-5412, CVE-2016-5828, CVE-2016-5829, CVE-2016-6136, CVE-2016-6198, CVE-2016-6327, CVE-2016-6480, CVE-2015-8746, CVE-2015-8956, CVE-2016-2117, CVE-2016-2384, CVE-2016-3070, CVE-2016-3699, CVE-2016-4569, CVE-2016-4578) Red Hat would like to thank Philip Pettersson (Samsung) for reporting CVE-2016-2053; Tetsuo Handa for reporting CVE-2016-2847; the Virtuozzo kernel team and Solar Designer (Openwall) for reporting CVE-2016-3156; Justin Yackoski (Cryptonite) for reporting CVE-2016-2117; and Linn Crosetto (HP) for reporting CVE-2016-3699. The CVE-2015-8812 issue was discovered by Venkatesh Pottem (Red Hat Engineering); the CVE-2015-8844 and CVE-2015-8845 issues were discovered by Miroslav Vadkerti (Red Hat Engineering); the CVE-2016-4581 issue was discovered by Eric W. Biederman (Red Hat); the CVE-2016-6198 issue was discovered by CAI Qian (Red Hat); and the CVE-2016-3070 issue was discovered by Jan Stancek (Red Hat). Additional Changes : For detailed information on changes in this release, see the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.3 Release Notes linked from the References section.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-10-24
    plugin id 94697
    published 2016-11-11
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=94697
    title Oracle Linux 7 : kernel (ELSA-2016-2574)
  • NASL family Red Hat Local Security Checks
    NASL id REDHAT-RHSA-2016-2574.NASL
    description An update for kernel is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7. Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having a security impact of Important. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available for each vulnerability from the CVE link(s) in the References section. The kernel packages contain the Linux kernel, the core of any Linux operating system. Security Fix(es) : * It was found that the Linux kernel's IPv6 implementation mishandled socket options. A local attacker could abuse concurrent access to the socket options to escalate their privileges, or cause a denial of service (use-after-free and system crash) via a crafted sendmsg system call. (CVE-2016-3841, Important) * Several Moderate and Low impact security issues were found in the Linux kernel. Space precludes documenting each of these issues in this advisory. Refer to the CVE links in the References section for a description of each of these vulnerabilities. (CVE-2013-4312, CVE-2015-8374, CVE-2015-8543, CVE-2015-8812, CVE-2015-8844, CVE-2015-8845, CVE-2016-2053, CVE-2016-2069, CVE-2016-2847, CVE-2016-3156, CVE-2016-4581, CVE-2016-4794, CVE-2016-5412, CVE-2016-5828, CVE-2016-5829, CVE-2016-6136, CVE-2016-6198, CVE-2016-6327, CVE-2016-6480, CVE-2015-8746, CVE-2015-8956, CVE-2016-2117, CVE-2016-2384, CVE-2016-3070, CVE-2016-3699, CVE-2016-4569, CVE-2016-4578) Red Hat would like to thank Philip Pettersson (Samsung) for reporting CVE-2016-2053; Tetsuo Handa for reporting CVE-2016-2847; the Virtuozzo kernel team and Solar Designer (Openwall) for reporting CVE-2016-3156; Justin Yackoski (Cryptonite) for reporting CVE-2016-2117; and Linn Crosetto (HP) for reporting CVE-2016-3699. The CVE-2015-8812 issue was discovered by Venkatesh Pottem (Red Hat Engineering); the CVE-2015-8844 and CVE-2015-8845 issues were discovered by Miroslav Vadkerti (Red Hat Engineering); the CVE-2016-4581 issue was discovered by Eric W. Biederman (Red Hat); the CVE-2016-6198 issue was discovered by CAI Qian (Red Hat); and the CVE-2016-3070 issue was discovered by Jan Stancek (Red Hat). Additional Changes : For detailed information on changes in this release, see the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.3 Release Notes linked from the References section.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-10
    plugin id 94537
    published 2016-11-04
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=94537
    title RHEL 7 : kernel (RHSA-2016:2574)
  • NASL family Scientific Linux Local Security Checks
    NASL id SL_20161103_KERNEL_ON_SL7_X.NASL
    description Security Fix(es) : - It was found that the Linux kernel's IPv6 implementation mishandled socket options. A local attacker could abuse concurrent access to the socket options to escalate their privileges, or cause a denial of service (use-after-free and system crash) via a crafted sendmsg system call. (CVE-2016-3841, Important) (CVE-2013-4312, CVE-2015-8374, CVE-2015-8543, CVE-2015-8812, CVE-2015-8844, CVE-2015-8845, CVE-2016-2053, CVE-2016-2069, CVE-2016-2847, CVE-2016-3156, CVE-2016-4581, CVE-2016-4794, CVE-2016-5412, CVE-2016-5828, CVE-2016-5829, CVE-2016-6136, CVE-2016-6198, CVE-2016-6327, CVE-2016-6480, CVE-2015-8746, CVE-2015-8956, CVE-2016-2117, CVE-2016-2384, CVE-2016-3070, CVE-2016-3699, CVE-2016-4569, CVE-2016-4578) Additional Changes :
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-12-28
    plugin id 95841
    published 2016-12-15
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=95841
    title Scientific Linux Security Update : kernel on SL7.x x86_64
redhat via4
advisories
rhsa
id RHSA-2016:2574
rpms
  • kernel-0:3.10.0-514.el7
  • kernel-abi-whitelists-0:3.10.0-514.el7
  • kernel-bootwrapper-0:3.10.0-514.el7
  • kernel-debug-0:3.10.0-514.el7
  • kernel-debug-devel-0:3.10.0-514.el7
  • kernel-devel-0:3.10.0-514.el7
  • kernel-doc-0:3.10.0-514.el7
  • kernel-headers-0:3.10.0-514.el7
  • kernel-kdump-0:3.10.0-514.el7
  • kernel-kdump-devel-0:3.10.0-514.el7
  • kernel-tools-0:3.10.0-514.el7
  • kernel-tools-libs-0:3.10.0-514.el7
  • kernel-tools-libs-devel-0:3.10.0-514.el7
  • perf-0:3.10.0-514.el7
  • python-perf-0:3.10.0-514.el7
refmap via4
confirm
mlist [oss-security] 20160728 CVE-2016-5412 Kernel: powerpc: kvm: Infinite loop via H_CEDE hypercall when running under hypervisor-mode
Last major update 16-08-2016 - 09:18
Published 06-08-2016 - 16:59
Last modified 04-01-2018 - 21:31
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