CVE Database

CVE-2014-1874

Impact: Low
Public: 2014-01-29
Bugzilla: 1062356: CVE-2014-1874 Kernel: SELinux: local denial-of-service

Details

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

The security_context_to_sid_core function in security/selinux/ss/services.c in the Linux kernel before 3.13.4 allows local users to cause a denial of service (system crash) by leveraging the CAP_MAC_ADMIN capability to set a zero-length security context.

Find out more about CVE-2014-1874 from the MITRE CVE dictionary and NIST NVD.

Statement

This issue does not affect the version of the kernel package as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.

CVSS v2 metrics

Base Score: 4.4
Base Metrics: AV:L/AC:M/Au:S/C:N/I:N/A:C
Access Vector: Local
Access Complexity: Medium
Authentication: Single Instance
Confidentiality Impact: None
Integrity Impact: None
Availability Impact: Complete

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Red Hat security errata

Platform Errata Release Date
MRG Grid for RHEL 6 Server v.2 (kernel-rt) RHSA-2014:0439 April 28, 2014
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 6 (kernel) RHSA-2014:0771 June 19, 2014

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