Public Date:
1083213: CVE-2014-2673 kernel: powerpc: tm: crash when forking inside a transaction
A flaw was found in the way the Linux kernel performed forking inside of a transaction. A local, unprivileged user on a PowerPC system that supports transactional memory could use this flaw to crash the system.

Find out more about CVE-2014-2673 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.


This issue does not affect Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and 6 because we do not provide support for Transactional Memory on Power PC architecture.

This issue does not affect Red Hat Enterprise MRG 2 because we do not support Power PC architecture.

CVSS v2 metrics

Base Score 4.9
Base Metrics AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C
Access Vector Local
Access Complexity Low
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
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.
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