CVE-2016-5828

2016-06-27T10:59:00
ID CVE-2016-5828
Type cve
Reporter cve@mitre.org
Modified 2018-01-05T02:31:00

Description

The start_thread function in arch/powerpc/kernel/process.c in the Linux kernel through 4.6.3 on powerpc platforms mishandles transactional state, which allows local users to cause a denial of service (invalid process state or TM Bad Thing exception, and system crash) or possibly have unspecified other impact by starting and suspending a transaction before an exec system call.