Public Date:
1113470: CVE-2014-4656 Kernel: ALSA: control: integer overflow in id.index & id.numid
An integer overflow 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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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 may address this issue.

CVSS v2 metrics

Base Score 5
Base Metrics AV:L/AC:M/Au:S/C:N/I:P/A:C
Access Vector Local
Access Complexity Medium
Authentication Single
Confidentiality Impact None
Integrity Impact Partial
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-2014:1083 2014-08-20
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 (kernel) RHSA-2014:1971 2014-12-09
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (kernel) RHSA-2015:0087 2015-01-27

Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 kernel Will not fix
Last Modified