CVE-2014-8172

MEDIUM

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.

References

http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux-2.6.git;a=commit;h=eee5cc2702929fd41cce28058dc6d6717f723f87

http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2015-0290.html

http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2015-0694.html

http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2015/03/09/3

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1198503

https://github.com/torvalds/linux/commit/eee5cc2702929fd41cce28058dc6d6717f723f87

Details

Source: MITRE

Published: 2015-03-16

Updated: 2015-03-24

Type: CWE-17

Risk Information

CVSS v2.0

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