CVE-2015-3291

NameCVE-2015-3291
Descriptionarch/x86/entry/entry_64.S in the Linux kernel before 4.1.6 on the x86_64 platform does not properly determine when nested NMI processing is occurring, which allows local users to cause a denial of service (skipped NMI) by modifying the rsp register, issuing a syscall instruction, and triggering an NMI.
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, bugtraq, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SuSE, Mageia, GitHub code/issues, web search, more)
ReferencesDSA-3313-1
NVD severitylow (attack range: local)

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
linux (PTS)wheezy3.2.78-1fixed
wheezy (security)3.2.93-1fixed
jessie3.16.43-2+deb8u2fixed
jessie (security)3.16.43-2+deb8u5fixed
stretch4.9.51-1fixed
stretch (security)4.9.30-2+deb9u5fixed
buster, sid4.13.13-1fixed

The information below is based on the following data on fixed versions.

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
linuxsource(unstable)4.0.8-2low
linuxsourcejessie3.16.7-ckt11-1+deb8u2lowDSA-3313-1
linuxsourcewheezy(not affected)
linux-2.6source(unstable)(not affected)

Notes

[wheezy] - linux <not-affected> (Present since 3.3)
- linux-2.6 <not-affected> (Present since 3.3)
https://git.kernel.org/cgit/linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux.git/commit/?id=a27507ca2d796cfa8d907de31ad730359c8a6d06 (prerequisite)
https://git.kernel.org/cgit/linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux.git/commit/?id=810bc075f78ff2c221536eb3008eac6a492dba2d
Introduced around 3.3-rc1: (https://git.kernel.org/cgit/linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux.git/commit/?id=3f3c8b8c4b2a34776c3470142a7c8baafcda6eb0)

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