CVE-2014-8172

NameCVE-2014-8172
DescriptionThe 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.
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)3.16.57-2fixed
stretch4.9.110-1fixed
stretch (security)4.9.110-3+deb9u3fixed
buster4.17.14-1fixed
sid4.17.17-1fixed

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
linuxsource(unstable)3.13.4-1medium
linux-2.6source(unstable)(unfixed)medium

Notes

[wheezy] - linux <no-dsa> (Too intrusive to backport)
[squeeze] - linux-2.6 <no-dsa> (Too intrusive to backport)
Upstream commit: http://git.kernel.org/cgit/linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux.git/commit/?id=eee5cc2702929fd41cce28058dc6d6717f723f87 (v3.13-rc1)

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