CVE-2014-3940

Impact:
Moderate
Public Date:
2014-03-18
Bugzilla:
1104097: CVE-2014-3940 Kernel: missing check during hugepage migration
A flaw was found in the way Linux kernel's Transparent Huge Pages (THP) implementation handled non-huge page migration. A local, unprivileged user could use this flaw to crash the kernel by migrating transparent hugepages.

Find out more about CVE-2014-3940 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.

Statement

This issue did not affect the version of the kernel package as shipped with
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.

CVSS v2 metrics

Base Score 4.7
Base Metrics AV:L/AC:H/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:C
Access Vector Local
Access Complexity High
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact None
Integrity Impact Partial
Availability Impact Complete

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Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (kernel) RHSA-2015:1272 2015-07-20
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 (kernel) RHSA-2015:0290 2015-03-05
Red Hat MRG Grid for RHEL 6 Server v.2 (kernel-rt) RHSA-2014:0913 2014-07-22

Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 kernel Not affected
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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