Public Date:
1067558: CVE-2014-2039 Kernel: s390: crash due to linkage stack instructions

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

arch/s390/kernel/head64.S in the Linux kernel before 3.13.5 on the s390 platform does not properly handle attempted use of the linkage stack, which allows local users to cause a denial of service (system crash) by executing a crafted instruction.

Find out more about CVE-2014-2039 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.


This issue does not affect the versions of the kernel package as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and Red Hat Enterprise MRG 2.

CVSS v2 metrics

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

Base Score 4.9
Base Metrics AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C
Access Vector Local
Access Complexity Low
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact None
Integrity Impact None
Availability Impact Complete

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Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
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 Affected
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 kernel Not affected