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F5 Networks: K15685 (CVE-2014-3940): Linux kernel vulnerability CVE-2014-3940

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F5 Networks: K15685 (CVE-2014-3940): Linux kernel vulnerability CVE-2014-3940

Severity
4
CVSS
(AV:L/AC:H/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C)
Published
06/05/2014
Created
07/25/2018
Added
02/16/2017
Modified
10/13/2017

Description

The Linux kernel through 3.14.5 does not properly consider the presence of hugetlb entries, which allows local users to cause a denial of service (memory corruption or system crash) by accessing certain memory locations, as demonstrated by triggering a race condition via numa_maps read operations during hugepage migration, related to fs/proc/task_mmu.c and mm/mempolicy.c.

Solution(s)

  • f5-big-ip-upgrade-latest

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