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Public Date:
1083512: CVE-2014-2706 Kernel: net: mac80211: crash dues to AP powersave TX vs. wakeup race
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 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 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
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 (kernel) RHSA-2014:1023 2014-08-06
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (kernel) RHSA-2014:0981 2014-07-29
MRG Grid for RHEL 6 Server v.2 (kernel-rt) RHSA-2014:0557 2014-05-27
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Extended Update Support 6.4 (kernel) RHSA-2014:1101 2014-08-27

Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Enterprise MRG 2 realtime-kernel Affected
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 kernel Not affected

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