Public Date:
1062356: CVE-2014-1874 Kernel: SELinux: local denial-of-service

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 dictionary and NIST NVD.


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

CVSS v2 metrics

NOTE: The following CVSS v2 metrics and score provided are preliminary and subject to review.

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
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 2014-04-28
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 6 (kernel) RHSA-2014:0771 2014-06-19

Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 kernel Not affected
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 kernel Not affected