CVE Database


Impact: Moderate
Public: 2014-02-20
Bugzilla: 1083246: CVE-2014-2672 kernel: ath9k: tid->sched race in ath_tx_aggr_sleep()


It was found that a remote attacker could use a race condition flaw in the ath_tx_aggr_sleep() function to crash the system by creating large network traffic on the system's Atheros 9k wireless network adapter.

Find out more about CVE-2014-2672 from the MITRE CVE dictionary and NIST NVD.


This issued does not affect Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 because we do not provide support for Atheros 9k wireless network adapters.

CVSS v2 metrics

Base Score: 5.4
Base Metrics: AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C
Access Vector: Network
Access Complexity: High
Authentication: None
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-2014:0557 May 27, 2014
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server EUS (v. 6.4) (kernel) RHSA-2014:1101 August 27, 2014
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 6 (kernel) RHSA-2014:0981 July 29, 2014
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 7 (kernel) RHSA-2014:1023 August 06, 2014

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