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HistoryDec 17, 2020 - 12:00 a.m.

K05345625 : Linux kernel vulnerability CVE-2018-10872

2020-12-1700:00:00
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6.5 Medium

AI Score

Confidence

High

0.001 Low

EPSS

Percentile

31.1%

Security Advisory Description

A flaw was found in the way the Linux kernel handled exceptions delivered after a stack switch operation via Mov SS or Pop SS instructions. During the stack switch operation, processor does not deliver interrupts and exceptions, they are delivered once the first instruction after the stack switch is executed. An unprivileged system user could use this flaw to crash the system kernel resulting in DoS. This CVE-2018-10872 was assigned due to regression of CVE-2018-8897 in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.10 GA kernel. No other versions are affected by this CVE. (CVE-2018-10872)

Impact

There is no impact; F5 products are not affected by this vulnerability.