CVE-2020-27777

Public on 2020-12-08
Modified on 2021-01-13
Description
A flaw was found in the way RTAS handled memory accesses in userspace to kernel communication. On a locked down (usually due to Secure Boot) guest system running on top of PowerVM or KVM hypervisors (pseries platform) a root like local user could use this flaw to further increase their privileges to that of a running kernel.
Severity
Medium
CVSS v3 Base Score
6.4
See breakdown

Affected Packages

Platform Package Release Date Advisory
Amazon Linux 2 kernel 2020-12-08 20:55 ALAS2-2020-1566
Amazon Linux 1 kernel 2021-01-12 22:51 ALAS-2021-1461

CVSS Scores

Score Type Score Vector
Amazon Linux CVSSv3 6.4 CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:H/PR:H/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H
NVD CVSSv2 7.2 AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C
NVD CVSSv3 6.7 CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:L/PR:H/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H