CVE-2016-3695

Priority
Medium
Description
ACPI provides an error injection mechanism, EINJ, for debugging
and testing the ACPI Platform Error Interface (APEI) and other RAS
features. If supported by the firmware, ACPI specification 5.0 and
later provide for a way to specify a physical memory address to which
to inject the error.
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Injecting errors through EINJ can produce errors which to the
platform are indistinguishable from real hardware errors. This can have
undesirable side-effects, such as causing the platform to mark hardware
as needing replacement.
References
Notes
 sbeattie> looks like it's finally getting traction upstream
 sbeattie> debian incorporated this patch in their secureboot kernel
 sbeattie> it's possible we will want/get CVEs for other issues
  addressed in the patch series containing this fix.
 sbeattie> still unfixed as of 2017-10-12
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Updated: 2017-10-17 15:14:14 UTC (commit 13533)