CVE-2014-8133 Detail

Current Description

arch/x86/kernel/tls.c in the Thread Local Storage (TLS) implementation in the Linux kernel through 3.18.1 allows local users to bypass the espfix protection mechanism, and consequently makes it easier for local users to bypass the ASLR protection mechanism, via a crafted application that makes a set_thread_area system call and later reads a 16-bit value.


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Hyperlink Resource
http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux-2.6.git;a=commit;h=41bdc78544b8a93a9c6814b8bbbfef966272abbe Exploit 
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2015-03/msg00025.html
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2015-04/msg00015.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2015-1272.html
http://www.debian.org/security/2015/dsa-3128
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDVSA-2015:058
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2014/12/15/6
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/71684
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-2490-1
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-2491-1
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-2492-1
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-2493-1
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-2515-1
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-2516-1
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-2517-1
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-2518-1
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1172797
https://github.com/torvalds/linux/commit/41bdc78544b8a93a9c6814b8bbbfef966272abbe

Weakness Enumeration

CWE-ID CWE Name Source
CWE-264 Permissions, Privileges, and Access Controls cwe source acceptance level NIST  

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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2014-8133
NVD Published Date:
12/17/2014
NVD Last Modified:
12/23/2016
Source:
Red Hat, Inc.