CVE-2014-9683

Impact:
Moderate
Public Date:
2015-02-17
CWE:
CWE-119
Bugzilla:
1193830: CVE-2014-9683 kernel: buffer overflow in eCryptfs
A buffer overflow flaw was found in the way the Linux kernel's eCryptfs implementation decoded encrypted file names. A local, unprivileged user could use this flaw to crash the system or, potentially, escalate their privileges on the system.

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Statement

This issue did not affect versions of the Linux kernel as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and 7; and kernel-rt packages as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise MRG 2 and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.

CVSS v2 metrics

Base Score 3.6
Base Metrics AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:P
Access Vector Local
Access Complexity Low
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact None
Integrity Impact Partial
Availability Impact Partial

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Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (kernel) RHSA-2015:1272 2015-07-20

Affected Packages State

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