CVE-2014-9419 Detail

Current Description

The __switch_to function in arch/x86/kernel/process_64.c in the Linux kernel through 3.18.1 does not ensure that Thread Local Storage (TLS) descriptors are loaded before proceeding with other steps, which makes it easier for local users to bypass the ASLR protection mechanism via a crafted application that reads a TLS base address.


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Hyperlink Resource
http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux-2.6.git;a=commit;h=f647d7c155f069c1a068030255c300663516420e
http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/package-announce/2015-January/147864.html
http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/package-announce/2015-January/147973.html
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2015-03/msg00020.html
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2015-04/msg00009.html
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2015-04/msg00015.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2015-1081.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/2014/12/25/1
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/71794
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
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-2541-1
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-2542-1
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1177260 Vendor Advisory 
https://github.com/torvalds/linux/commit/f647d7c155f069c1a068030255c300663516420e

Weakness Enumeration

CWE-ID CWE Name Source
CWE-200 Exposure of Sensitive Information to an Unauthorized Actor cwe source acceptance level NIST  

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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2014-9419
NVD Published Date:
12/25/2014
NVD Last Modified:
01/04/2018
Source:
MITRE