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CVE-2014-7300 Detail

Description

GNOME Shell 3.14.x before 3.14.1, when the Screen Lock feature is used, does not limit the aggregate memory consumption of all active PrtSc requests, which allows physically proximate attackers to execute arbitrary commands on an unattended workstation by making many PrtSc requests and leveraging a temporary lock outage, and the resulting temporary shell availability, caused by the Linux kernel OOM killer.

Source:  MITRE
Description Last Modified:  12/25/2014

Impact

CVSS v2.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 7.2 HIGH
Vector: (AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C) (V2 legend)
Impact Subscore: 10.0
Exploitability Subscore: 3.9


Access Vector (AV): Local
Access Complexity (AC): Low
Authentication (AU): None
Confidentiality (C): Complete
Integrity (I): Complete
Availability (A): Complete
Additional Information:
Allows unauthorized disclosure of information
Allows unauthorized modification
Allows disruption of service

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Hyperlink Resource
http://openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2014/09/29/17 Mailing List Third Party Advisory
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2015-0535.html Third Party Advisory
https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=737456 Issue Tracking Vendor Advisory
https://git.gnome.org/browse/gnome-shell/commit/?id=a72dca361080ffc9f45ff90188a7cf013c3c4013 Issue Tracking Patch
https://git.gnome.org/browse/gnome-shell/commit/?id=f02b007337e61436aaa0e81a86ad707b6d277378 Issue Tracking Patch

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

  • Resource Management Errors (CWE-399)

Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2014-7300
NVD Published Date:
12/25/2014
NVD Last Modified:
08/31/2016