CVE-2014-8171

NameCVE-2014-8171
DescriptionThe 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.
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, bugtraq, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SUSE bugzilla/CVE, Mageia, GitHub code/issues, web search, more)
NVD severitymedium (attack range: local)

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
linux (PTS)jessie3.16.56-1+deb8u1fixed
jessie (security)3.16.59-1fixed
stretch4.9.110-1fixed
stretch (security)4.9.110-3+deb9u6fixed
buster, sid4.18.10-2fixed

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
linuxsource(unstable)3.12.6-1medium
linux-2.6source(unstable)(unfixed)medium

Notes

[wheezy] - linux <no-dsa> (Too difficult and risky to backport)
[squeeze] - linux-2.6 <no-dsa> (Too difficult and risky to backport)
https://git.kernel.org/cgit/linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux.git/commit/?id=3812c8c8f3953921ef18544110dafc3505c1ac62 (v3.12-rc1)
https://git.kernel.org/cgit/linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux.git/commit/?id=4942642080ea82d99ab5b653abb9a12b7ba31f4a (v3.12-rc6)

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