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1173580: CVE-2014-8709 kernel: net: mac80211: plain text information leak
An information leak flaw was found in the Linux kernel's IEEE 802.11 wireless networking implementation. When software encryption was used, a remote attacker could use this flaw to leak up to 8 bytes of plaintext.

Find out more about CVE-2014-8709 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.


This issue did not affect the version of the kernel package as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise MRG 2.

This issue affects the versions of Linux kernel as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5. Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 is now in Production 3 Phase of the support and maintenance life cycle. This has been rated as having Low security impact and is not currently planned to be addressed in future updates. For additional information, refer to the Red Hat Enterprise Linux Life Cycle:

CVSS v2 metrics

Base Score 1.8
Base Metrics AV:A/AC:H/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N
Access Vector Adjacent Network
Access Complexity High
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact Partial
Integrity Impact None
Availability Impact None

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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

Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Enterprise MRG 2 kernel-rt Not affected
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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