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Linux Kernel Linkage Stack Instructions Handling Denial of Service Vulnerability

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Release Date:  2014-02-21    Last Update:  2014-04-09    Views:  492

Secunia Advisory SA56963

Where:

Local system

Impact:

DoS

Solution Status:

Partial Fix

CVE Reference(s):

Description


A vulnerability has been reported in Linux Kernel, which can be exploited by malicious, local users to cause a DoS (Denial of Service).

The vulnerability is caused due to an error when handling linkage stack instructions and can be exploited to cause a low-address-protection exception and a kernel oops.

Successful exploitation requires the kernel to be built for the IBM System/390 architecture (CONFIG_S390).

The vulnerability is reported in versions 2.6.32.61, 3.2.56, 3.4.81, 3.10.31, 3.12.12, and 3.13.4.


Solution:
Update to a fixed version if available.

Further details available to Secunia VIM customers

Provided and/or discovered by:
Reported by the vendor.

Original Advisory:
https://git.kernel.org/linus/8d7f6690ce
https://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v3.x/ChangeLog-3.2.57
https://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v3.x/ChangeLog-3.4.82
https://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v3.x/ChangeLog-3.10.32
https://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v3.x/ChangeLog-3.12.13
https://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v3.x/ChangeLog-3.13.5

Deep Links:
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