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F5 Networks: K17239 (CVE-2014-9529): Linux kernel vulnerability CVE-2014-9529

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F5 Networks: K17239 (CVE-2014-9529): Linux kernel vulnerability CVE-2014-9529

Severity
7
CVSS
(AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
Published
01/09/2015
Created
07/25/2018
Added
02/16/2017
Modified
08/25/2020

Description

Race condition in the key_gc_unused_keys function in security/keys/gc.c in the Linux kernel through 3.18.2 allows local users to cause a denial of service (memory corruption or panic) or possibly have unspecified other impact via keyctl commands that trigger access to a key structure member during garbage collection of a key.

Solution(s)

  • f5-big-ip-upgrade-latest

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