Intel microprocessor generations 6 to 8 are affected by a new Spectre variant that is able to bypass their retpoline mitigation in the kernel to leak arbitrary data. An attacker with unprivileged user access can hijack return instructions to achieve arbitrary speculative code execution under certain microarchitecture-dependent conditions.
Published 2022-07-12 19:15:08
Updated 2024-02-04 08:15:11
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Vulnerability category: Information leak

Exploit prediction scoring system (EPSS) score for CVE-2022-29901

0.07%
Probability of exploitation activity in the next 30 days EPSS Score History
~ 30 %
Percentile, the proportion of vulnerabilities that are scored at or less

CVSS scores for CVE-2022-29901

Base Score Base Severity CVSS Vector Exploitability Score Impact Score Score Source First Seen
1.9
LOW AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N
3.4
2.9
NIST
6.5
MEDIUM CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:C/C:H/I:N/A:N
2.0
4.0
NIST
5.6
MEDIUM CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:H/PR:L/UI:N/S:C/C:H/I:N/A:N
1.1
4.0
Intel Corporation 2024-02-04
5.6
MEDIUM CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:H/PR:L/UI:N/S:C/C:H/I:N/A:N
1.1
4.0
Switzerland Government Common Vulnerability Program

CWE ids for CVE-2022-29901

References for CVE-2022-29901

Products affected by CVE-2022-29901

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