CVE-2014-9529

Impact:
Moderate
Public Date:
2014-12-29
CWE:
CWE-416
Bugzilla:
1179813: CVE-2014-9529 kernel: use-after-free during key garbage collection
A race condition flaw was found in the way the Linux kernel keys management subsystem performed key garbage collection. A local attacker could attempt accessing a key while it was being garbage collected, which would cause the system to crash.

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Statement

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

This issue affects the Linux kernel packages as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6, 7 and Red Hat Enterprise MRG 2. Future kernel updates for the respective releases may address this issue.

CVSS v2 metrics

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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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-2015:1137 2015-06-23
Red Hat Enterprise Linux for Real Time for NFV (v. 7) (kernel-rt) RHSA-2015:1139 2015-06-23
Red Hat MRG Grid for RHEL 6 Server v.2 (kernel-rt) RHSA-2015:1138 2015-06-23

Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
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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