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CVE-2019-15031

Description

A flaw in the Linux kernel on the PowerPC platform, was found where a local user can read vector registers of other user processes (during a hardware interrupt). An attacker must start a transaction when the FPU operation begins or there is no leakage. Vector registers will become corrupted with values from the different local Linux processes, because of the missing check inside arch/powerpc/kernel/process.c. The highest threat from this vulnerability is confidentiality of data and availability of the system. #### Mitigation When applicable rely on FPU emulation (for example by rebuilding the critical services code) instead of the hardware FPU.


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