CVE-2013-6885

Impact:
Moderate
Public Date:
2013-11-28
Bugzilla:
1035823: CVE-2013-6885 hw: AMD CPU erratum may cause core hang

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

The microcode on AMD 16h 00h through 0Fh processors does not properly handle the interaction between locked instructions and write-combined memory types, which allows local users to cause a denial of service (system hang) via a crafted application, aka the errata 793 issue.

Find out more about CVE-2013-6885 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.

Statement

This hardware issue is affecting certain AMD processors. Please consult your hardware vendor for any potential firmware updates providing a workaround for this issue.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5:
This vulnerability has been rated as having a security impact of Moderate. After evaluation and in accordance with the criteria noted in the product support life cycle, there are no plans to address this issue in an upcoming release. Please contact Red Hat Support for further information.

CVSS v2 metrics

Base Score 4.3
Base Metrics AV:A/AC:H/Au:S/C:N/I:N/A:C
Access Vector Adjacent Network
Access Complexity High
Authentication Single
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 5 (kernel) RHSA-2014:0285 2014-03-12

Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 kernel-xen Will not fix
Unless explicitly stated as not affected, all previous versions of packages in any minor update stream of a product listed here should be assumed vulnerable, although may not have been subject to full analysis.

Acknowledgements

Red Hat would like to thank the Xen project for reporting this issue. Upstream acknowledges Jan Beulich as the original reporter.

External References

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