CVE-2014-9090

Impact:
Moderate
Public Date:
2014-11-23
Bugzilla:
1170691: CVE-2014-9090 kernel: espfix64: local DoS via do_double_fault() due to improper handling of faults associated with SS segment register

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

The do_double_fault function in arch/x86/kernel/traps.c in the Linux kernel through 3.17.4 does not properly handle faults associated with the Stack Segment (SS) segment register, which allows local users to cause a denial of service (panic) via a modify_ldt system call, as demonstrated by sigreturn_32 in the linux-clock-tests test suite.

Find out more about CVE-2014-9090 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.

Statement

Not vulnerable.

This issue did not affect the Linux kernel packages as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5, 6, 7 and Red Hat Enterprise Linux MRG 2 because they do not have support for the x86-64 version of ESPfix functionality.

CVSS v2 metrics

NOTE: The following CVSS v2 metrics and score provided are preliminary and subject to review.

Base Score 4.9
Base Metrics AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C
Access Vector Local
Access Complexity Low
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact None
Integrity Impact None
Availability Impact Complete

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Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Enterprise MRG 2 kernel Not affected
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 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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