CVE-2014-7970

Impact:
Low
Public Date:
2014-10-08
Bugzilla:
1151095: CVE-2014-7970 Kernel: fs: VFS denial of service

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

The pivot_root implementation in fs/namespace.c in the Linux kernel through 3.17 does not properly interact with certain locations of a chroot directory, which allows local users to cause a denial of service (mount-tree loop) via . (dot) values in both arguments to the pivot_root system call.

Find out more about CVE-2014-7970 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.

Statement

This issue does not affect the versions of the kernel package as shipped with
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5, 6, 7 and Red Hat Enterprise MRG 2.

CVSS v2 metrics

Base Score 1
Base Metrics AV:L/AC:H/Au:S/C:N/I:N/A:P
Access Vector Local
Access Complexity High
Authentication Single
Confidentiality Impact None
Integrity Impact None
Availability Impact Partial

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Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 (kernel) RHSA-2017:1842 2017-08-01
Red Hat Enterprise Linux for Real Time for NFV (v. 7) (kernel-rt) RHSA-2017:2077 2017-08-01

Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Enterprise MRG 2 realtime-kernel Not affected
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 kernel Not affected
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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