CVE-2014-8171

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Description

The memory resource controller (aka memcg) in the Linux kernel allows local users to cause a denial of service (deadlock) by spawning new processes within a memory-constrained cgroup.

References

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1198109

http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/74293

http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2016-0068.html

http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2015-2411.html

http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2015-2152.html

http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2015-0864.html

Details

Source: MITRE

Published: 2018-02-09

Updated: 2019-04-22

Type: CWE-399

Risk Information

CVSS v2

Base Score: 4.9

Vector: AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C

Impact Score: 6.9

Exploitability Score: 3.9

Severity: MEDIUM

CVSS v3

Base Score: 5.5

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H

Impact Score: 3.6

Exploitability Score: 1.8

Severity: MEDIUM

Tenable Plugins

View all (18 total)

IDNameProductFamilySeverity
124836EulerOS Virtualization 3.0.1.0 : kernel (EulerOS-SA-2019-1515)NessusHuawei Local Security Checks
critical
99163OracleVM 3.3 : Unbreakable / etc (OVMSA-2017-0057) (Dirty COW)NessusOracleVM Local Security Checks
critical
88571RHEL 7 : kernel-rt (RHSA-2015:2411)NessusRed Hat Local Security Checks
medium
88405RHEL 6 : MRG (RHSA-2016:0068)NessusRed Hat Local Security Checks
high
87559Scientific Linux Security Update : kernel on SL7.x x86_64 (20151119)NessusScientific Linux Local Security Checks
medium
87135CentOS 7 : kernel (CESA-2015:2152)NessusCentOS Local Security Checks
high
87090Oracle Linux 7 : kernel (ELSA-2015-2152)NessusOracle Linux Local Security Checks
high
86972RHEL 7 : kernel (RHSA-2015:2152)NessusRed Hat Local Security Checks
high
85188OracleVM 3.3 : kernel-uek (OVMSA-2015-0109)NessusOracleVM Local Security Checks
critical
85177Oracle Linux 6 / 7 : Unbreakable Enterprise kernel (ELSA-2015-3064)NessusOracle Linux Local Security Checks
medium
83485OracleVM 3.3 : kernel-uek (OVMSA-2015-0060)NessusOracleVM Local Security Checks
medium
83448Oracle Linux 6 / 7 : Unbreakable Enterprise kernel (ELSA-2015-3035)NessusOracle Linux Local Security Checks
medium
83108OracleVM 3.3 : kernel-uek (OVMSA-2015-0056)NessusOracleVM Local Security Checks
medium
83045Oracle Linux 6 / 7 : Unbreakable Enterprise kernel (ELSA-2015-3032)NessusOracle Linux Local Security Checks
medium
82999CentOS 6 : kernel (CESA-2015:0864)NessusCentOS Local Security Checks
high
82988Scientific Linux Security Update : kernel on SL6.x i386/x86_64 (20150421)NessusScientific Linux Local Security Checks
high
82985RHEL 6 : kernel (RHSA-2015:0864)NessusRed Hat Local Security Checks
high
82981Oracle Linux 6 : kernel (ELSA-2015-0864)NessusOracle Linux Local Security Checks
high