This security advisory describes one low risk vulnerability.
CWE-200 - Information Exposure
The vulnerability allows a local user to gain access to potentially sensitive information and elevate privileges on the system.
The vulnerability exists when certain central processing units (CPU) speculatively access memory. A local user can gain unauthorized access to sensitive information and elevate privileges on the system.
This issue is a variant of the Spectre Variant 1 speculative execution side channel vulnerability that leverages SWAPGS instructions to bypass KPTI/KVA mitigations.Mitigation
Install updates from vendor's website.
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server: 6.5CPE
Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?
No. This vulnerability can be exploited locally. The attacker should have authentication credentials and successfully authenticate on the system.
Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?
No. We are not aware of malware exploiting this vulnerability.