VDB-92515 · CVE-2015-8950 · BID 93318

Linux Kernel up to 4.0.2 dma-mapping.c dma_mmap Kernel Memory information disclosure

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A vulnerability has been found in Linux Kernel up to 4.0.2 (Operating System) and classified as problematic. Affected by this vulnerability is the function dma_mmap of the file arch/arm64/mm/dma-mapping.c. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a information disclosure vulnerability (Kernel Memory). The CWE definition for the vulnerability is CWE-200. The product exposes sensitive information to an actor that is not explicitly authorized to have access to that information. As an impact it is known to affect confidentiality.

The weakness was published 10/10/2016 (Website). It is possible to read the advisory at git.kernel.org. This vulnerability is known as CVE-2015-8950 since 08/11/2016. Attacking locally is a requirement. The exploitation doesn't need any form of authentication. It demands that the victim is doing some kind of user interaction. Technical details of the vulnerability are known, but there is no available exploit. The attack technique deployed by this issue is T1592 according to MITRE ATT&CK.

Upgrading to version 4.0.3 eliminates this vulnerability.

Similar entry is available at 92517.


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VulDB Meta Base Score: 5.5
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 5.4

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Name: Kernel Memory
Class: Information disclosure / Kernel Memory
CWE: CWE-200 / CWE-284 / CWE-266
ATT&CK: T1592

Local: Yes
Remote: No

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Status: Not defined

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Recommended: Upgrade
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Upgrade: Kernel 4.0.3
Patch: git.kernel.org


08/11/2016 🔍
10/03/2016 +53 days 🔍
10/10/2016 +7 days 🔍
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10/11/2016 +1 days 🔍
09/22/2022 +2172 days 🔍


Vendor: kernel.org

Advisory: 6829e274a623187c24f7cfc0e3d35f25d087fcc5
Status: Not defined
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CVE: CVE-2015-8950 (🔍)
SecurityFocus: 93318 - Linux Kernel CVE-2015-8950 Information Disclosure Vulnerability

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Created: 10/11/2016 10:05 AM
Updated: 09/22/2022 05:25 PM
Changes: (4) vulnerability_cvss2_nvd_basescore vulnerability_cvss3_meta_tempscore advisory_identifier countermeasure_patch_url
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