Information disclosure in AMD Energy Driver for Linux



Published: 2020-11-11
Risk Low
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE ID CVE-2020-12912
CWE ID CWE-200
Exploitation vector Local
Public exploit N/A
Vulnerable software
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AMD Energy Driver for Linux
Hardware solutions / Drivers

Vendor AMD

Security Advisory

This security advisory describes one low risk vulnerability.

1) Information disclosure

Risk: Low

CVSSv3.1: 4.8 [CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:N/A:N/E:U/RL:O/RC:C] [PCI]

CVE-ID: CVE-2020-12912

CWE-ID: CWE-200 - Information Exposure

Exploit availability: No

Description

The vulnerability allows a local user to gain access to potentially sensitive information.

The vulnerability exists due to excessive data output by the application in the Running Average Power Limit (RAPL) interface. A local user can gain unauthorized access to sensitive information on the system.

Mitigation

Install updates from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

AMD Energy Driver for Linux: All versions

CPE External links

https://support.lenovo.com/lu/uk/product_security/LEN-50481

Q & A

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.



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