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Permissions, Privileges, and Access Controls

CVE-2015-8967

Severity High
Score 9.3/10

Summary

arch/arm64/kernel/sys.c in the Linux kernel before 4.0 allows local users to bypass the "strict page permissions" protection mechanism and modify the system-call table, and consequently gain privileges, by leveraging write access.

  • MEDIUM
  • NETWORK
  • NONE
  • COMPLETE
  • COMPLETE
  • COMPLETE

CWE-264 - Permissions Privileges and Access Controls

CWE 264 (permissions, privileges, and access controls) is not a weakness in and of itself, rather it is a category of weaknesses related to the management of permissions, privileges, and other security features used to perform access control. If not addressed, the weaknesses in this category allow attackers to gain privileges for an unintended sphere of control, access sensitive information, and execute arbitrary commands.

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Advisory Timeline

  • Published