Security bypass vulnerability in kernel by guessing a location at the end of a PMD
|ID: oval:org.secpod.oval:def:23623||Date: (C)2015-02-27 (M)2018-05-28|
|Class: VULNERABILITY||Family: unix|
The host is installed with kernel through 3.18.2 and is prone to a security bypass vulnerability. A flaw is present in vdso_addr function in arch/x86/vdso/vma.c in the Linux kernel, which does not properly choose memory locations for the vDSO area. Successful exploitation makes it easier for local users to bypass the ASLR protection mechanism.
|Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6|
|Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7|