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CVE-2014-8159 Design/Logic Flaw

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CVE Information

Original CVE data

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The InfiniBand (IB) implementation in the Linux kernel package before 2.6.32-504.12.2 on Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 6 does not properly restrict use of User Verbs for registration of memory regions, which allows local users to access arbitrary physical memory locations, and consequently cause a denial of service (system crash) or gain privileges, by leveraging permissions on a uverbs device under /dev/infiniband/.

CWE: CWE-264
CVSS v26.9
AV:L/AC:M/AU:N/C:C/I:C/A:C
CVSS v3-
References
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1181166
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-2525-1
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-2526-1
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-2530-1
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-2529-1
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-2527-1
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-2528-1
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2015-0674.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2015-0695.html
http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/package-announce/2015-March/152747.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2015-0726.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2015-0751.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2015-0782.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2015-0783.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2015-0803.html
http://www.securitytracker.com/id/1032224
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2015-0919.html
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/73060
http://www.debian.org/security/2015/dsa-3237
http://kb.juniper.net/InfoCenter/index?page=content&id=JSA10705
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2015-09/msg00004.html
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2015-09/msg00011.html
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2015-09/msg00009.html
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2015-09/msg00008.html
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2015-09/msg00007.html
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-2561-1
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2015-0870.html
Affected Vendors

Canonical - (1)

Debian - (1)

Linux - (1)

Basic Analysis

Common vulnerability metrics

Vulnerabilty type as detected by PRIOnengine

Design/Logic Flaw

CVSS Scores as calculated by PRIOnengine
CVSS v26.9
AV:L/AC:M/AU:N/C:C/I:C/A:C
CVSS v37.8
AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H
MITRE CWE Top 25

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Exploits

No exploit code is reported to exist.

Active Exploitation

Vulnerability is not in CISA's Known Exploited Vulnerabilities (KEV) catalog. See the KEV Catalog

Social Network Activity

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Threat Actor Activity

No sightings of the vulnerability within threat reports.

Cybersecurity Frameworks

How the vulnerability maps against various cybersecurity frameworks

T1529 - System Shutdown/Reboot
T1499.004 - Endpoint Denial of Service (Application or System Exploitation)
T1499 - Endpoint Denial of Service
T1498 - Network Denial of Service
T1203 - Exploitation for Client Execution
T1068 - Exploitation for Privilege Escalation
T1059 - Command and Scripting Interpreter

Compliance Impact

How the submited vulnerability affects compliance

PCI DSS v3.2.1-6.5.5 - Improper Error Handling

Web Application Security Frameworks

Applicable if the issue likely affects a web application

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