CVE-2014-7300 Detail

Current 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.


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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 

Weakness Enumeration

CWE-ID CWE Name Source
CWE-399 Resource Management Errors cwe source acceptance level NIST  

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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
Source:
MITRE