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The x86/fpu (Floating Point Unit) subsystem in the Linux kernel before 4.13.5, when a processor supports the xsave feature but not the xsaves feature, does not correctly handle attempts to set reserved bits in the xstate header via the ptrace() or rt_sigreturn() system call, allowing local users to read the FPU registers of other processes on the system, related to arch/x86/kernel/fpu/regset.c and arch/x86/kernel/fpu/signal.c.

Priority: LOW
CVSS v3: 5.5
Publish Date: Oct 17, 2017
Related ID: --
CVSS v2: Medium
Modified Date: Oct 17, 2017

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