CVE-2014-8159

NameCVE-2014-8159
DescriptionThe InfiniBand (IB) implementation in the Linux kernel package before 2.6.32-504.12.2 on Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 6 does not properly restrict use of User Verbs for registration of memory regions, which allows local users to access arbitrary physical memory locations, and consequently cause a denial of service (system crash) or gain privileges, by leveraging permissions on a uverbs device under /dev/infiniband/.
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ReferencesDLA-246-1, DSA-3237-1
NVD severitymedium

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
linux (PTS)stretch4.9.228-1fixed
stretch (security)4.9.210-1+deb9u1fixed
buster4.19.146-1fixed
buster (security)4.19.152-1fixed
bullseye, sid5.9.1-1fixed

The information below is based on the following data on fixed versions.

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
linuxsourcewheezy3.2.68-1+deb7u1DSA-3237-1
linuxsourcejessie3.16.7-ckt9-3~deb8u1DSA-3237-1
linuxsource(unstable)3.16.7-ckt9-1
linux-2.6sourcesqueeze2.6.32-48squeeze12DLA-246-1
linux-2.6source(unstable)(unfixed)

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