CVE-2014-4655

Impact:
Moderate
Public Date:
2014-06-18
CWE:
CWE-416
Bugzilla:
1113445: CVE-2014-4654 CVE-2014-4655 Kernel: ALSA: control: use-after-free in replacing user controls
A use-after-free flaw was found in the way the Linux kernel's Advanced Linux Sound Architecture (ALSA) implementation handled user controls. A local, privileged user could use this flaw to crash the system.

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Statement

This issue affects the versions of the Linux kernel as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5, 6, 7 and Red Hat Enterprise MRG 2. Future kernel updates for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5, 6, 7 and Red Hat Enterprise MRG 2 may address 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 3.8
Base Metrics AV:L/AC:H/Au:S/C:N/I:N/A:C
Access Vector Local
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 6 (kernel) RHSA-2014:1392 2014-10-13
Red Hat MRG Grid for RHEL 6 Server v.2 (kernel-rt) RHSA-2014:1083 2014-08-20
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 (kernel) RHSA-2014:1971 2014-12-09

Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 kernel 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.
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