CVE-2014-0206

Impact:
Moderate
Public Date:
2014-06-24
Bugzilla:
1094602: CVE-2014-0206 kernel: aio: insufficient sanitization of head in aio_read_events_ring()

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

Array index error in the aio_read_events_ring function in fs/aio.c in the Linux kernel through 3.15.1 allows local users to obtain sensitive information from kernel memory via a large head value.

Find out more about CVE-2014-0206 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.

Statement

This issue does not affect the Linux kernel packages as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and 6.

CVSS v2 metrics

Base Score 4
Base Metrics AV:L/AC:H/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C
Access Vector Local
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 MRG Grid for RHEL 6 Server v.2 (kernel-rt) RHSA-2014:0913 2014-07-22
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 (kernel) RHSA-2014:0786 2014-06-24

Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 kernel Not affected
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 kernel Not affected

Acknowledgements

This issue was discovered by Mateusz Guzik of Red Hat.
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