CVE-2015-8845

NameCVE-2015-8845
DescriptionThe tm_reclaim_thread function in arch/powerpc/kernel/process.c in the Linux kernel before 4.4.1 on powerpc platforms does not ensure that TM suspend mode exists before proceeding with a tm_reclaim call, which allows local users to cause a denial of service (TM Bad Thing exception and panic) via a crafted application.
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NVD severitymedium (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)3.2.96-3fixed
jessie3.16.51-2fixed
jessie (security)3.16.51-3+deb8u1fixed
stretch (security), stretch4.9.82-1+deb9u3fixed
buster4.15.11-1fixed
sid4.15.17-1fixed

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
linuxsource(unstable)4.4.2-1medium
linuxsourcejessie3.16.7-ckt25-1medium
linuxsourcewheezy(not affected)

Notes

[wheezy] - linux <not-affected> (Vulnerable code introduced later)
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1326540
Upstream commit: https://git.kernel.org/linus/7f821fc9c77a9b01fe7b1d6e72717b33d8d64142 (v4.4-rc3)
Introduced by: https://git.kernel.org/linus/fb09692e71f13af7298eb603a1975850b1c7a8d8 (v3.9-rc1)

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