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F5 Networks: K17551 (CVE-2014-9419): Linux kernel vulnerability CVE-2014-9419

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F5 Networks: K17551 (CVE-2014-9419): Linux kernel vulnerability CVE-2014-9419

Severity
2
CVSS
(AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N)
Published
12/25/2014
Created
07/25/2018
Added
02/16/2017
Modified
06/07/2018

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.

Solution(s)

  • f5-big-ip-upgrade-latest

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