CVE Database

CVE-2014-2706

Impact: Moderate
Public: 2014-02-20
Bugzilla: 1083512: CVE-2014-2706 Kernel: net: mac80211: crash dues to AP powersave TX vs. wakeup race

Details

A race condition flaw was found in the way the Linux kernel's mac80211 subsystem implementation handled synchronization between TX and STA wake-up code paths. A remote attacker could use this flaw to crash the system.

Find out more about CVE-2014-2706 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: 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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