CVE-2020-10766

NameCVE-2020-10766
DescriptionA logic bug flaw was found in Linux kernel before 5.8-rc1 in the implementation of SSBD. A bug in the logic handling allows an attacker with a local account to disable SSBD protection during a context switch when additional speculative execution mitigations are in place. This issue was introduced when the per task/process conditional STIPB switching was added on top of the existing SSBD switching. The highest threat from this vulnerability is to confidentiality.
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ReferencesDLA-2323-1
NVD severitylow

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
linux (PTS)stretch4.9.228-1fixed
stretch (security)4.9.240-2fixed
buster4.19.146-1fixed
buster (security)4.19.152-1fixed
bullseye, sid5.9.1-1fixed
linux-4.19 (PTS)stretch (security)4.19.152-1~deb9u1fixed

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
linuxsourcestretch4.9.228-1
linuxsourcebuster4.19.131-1
linuxsource(unstable)5.7.6-1
linux-4.19sourcestretch4.19.132-1~deb9u2DLA-2323-1

Notes

https://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2020/06/10/1
https://git.kernel.org/linus/dbbe2ad02e9df26e372f38cc3e70dab9222c832e

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