CVE-2014-8172

Current Description

The filesystem implementation in the Linux kernel before 3.13 performs certain operations on lists of files with an inappropriate locking approach, which allows local users to cause a denial of service (soft lockup or system crash) via unspecified use of Asynchronous I/O (AIO) operations.

Basic Data

PublishedMarch 16, 2015
Last ModifiedMarch 24, 2015
Assignercve@mitre.org
Data TypeCVE
Data FormatMITRE
Data Version4.0
Problem TypeCWE-17
CVE Data Version4.0

Base Metric V2

CVSS 2 - Version2.0
CVSS 2 - Vector StringAV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C
CVSS 2 - Access VectorLOCAL
CVSS 2 - Access ComplexityLOW
CVSS 2 - AuthenticationNONE
CVSS 2 - Confidentiality ImpactNONE
CVSS 2 - Availability ImpactCOMPLETE
CVSS 2 - Base Score4.9
SeverityMEDIUM
Exploitability Score3.9
Impact Score6.9
Obtain All Privilegefalse
Obtain User Privilegefalse
Obtain Other Privilegefalse

Base Metric V3

No data provided.

Configurations

  • OR - Configuration 1
    Cpe VersionPartVendorProductVersionUpdateEditionLanguageSW EditionTarget SWTarget HWOtherVersion Start IncludingVersion End IncludingVersion Start ExcludingVersion End Excluding
    2.3OSLinuxLinux Kernel********3.12.17

Vulnerable Software List

VendorProductVersions
Linux Linux Kernel *

References

NameSourceURLTags
http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux-2.6.git;a=commit;h=eee5cc2702929fd41cce28058dc6d6717f723f87http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux-2.6.git;a=commit;h=eee5cc2702929fd41cce2805CONFIRM
RHSA-2015:0290http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2015-0290.htmlREDHAT
RHSA-2015:0694http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2015-0694.htmlREDHAT
[oss-security] 20150309 CVE-2014-8172http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2015/03/09/3MLIST
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1198503https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1198503CONFIRM
https://github.com/torvalds/linux/commit/eee5cc2702929fd41cce28058dc6d6717f723f87https://github.com/torvalds/linux/commit/eee5cc2702929fd41cce28058dc6d6717f723f87CONFIRM