CVE-2015-8746

Impact:
Low
Public Date:
2015-08-15
CWE:
CWE-665
Bugzilla:
1295802: CVE-2015-8746 kernel: when NFSv4 migration is executed, kernel oops occurs at NFS client
A NULL pointer dereference flaw was found in the Linux kernel: the NFSv4.2 migration code improperly initialized the kernel structure. A local, authenticated user could use this flaw to cause a panic of the NFS client (denial of service).

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Statement

This issue does not affect the Linux kernel packages as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5, 6 as the code with the flaw is not present in the products listed.

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

Red Hat Enterprise MRG 2:
This vulnerability has been rated as having a security impact of Low. After evaluation and in accordance with the criteria noted in the product support life cycle, there are no plans to address this issue in an upcoming release. Please contact Red Hat Support for further information.

CVSS v2 metrics

Base Score 3.8
Base Metrics AV:L/AC:H/Au:S/C:N/I:N/A:C
Access Vector Local
Access Complexity High
Authentication Single
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 for Real Time for NFV (v. 7) (kernel-rt) RHSA-2016:2584 2016-11-03
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 (kernel) RHSA-2016:2574 2016-11-03

Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Enterprise MRG 2 realtime-kernel Will not fix
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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