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1164266: CVE-2014-8884 kernel: usb: buffer overflow in ttusb-dec
A stack-based buffer overflow flaw was found in the TechnoTrend/Hauppauge DEC USB device driver. A local user with write access to the corresponding device could use this flaw to crash the kernel or, potentially, elevate their privileges on the system.

Find out more about CVE-2014-8884 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.


This issue does not affect the Linux kernel packages as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and Red Hat Enterprise MRG 2.

Future kernel updates for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 and 7 may address this issue.

CVSS v2 metrics

Base Score 6
Base Metrics AV:L/AC:H/Au:S/C:C/I:C/A:C
Access Vector Local
Access Complexity High
Authentication Single
Confidentiality Impact Complete
Integrity Impact Complete
Availability Impact Complete

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Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (kernel) RHSA-2015:0864 2015-04-21
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 (kernel) RHSA-2015:0290 2015-03-05
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Extended Update Support 6.5 (kernel) RHSA-2015:0782 2015-04-07

Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Enterprise MRG 2 realtime-kernel Not affected
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 kernel Not affected
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