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SUSE: CVE-2014-7970: SUSE Linux Security Advisory

Severity
5
CVSS
(AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C)
Published
10/13/2014
Created
07/25/2018
Added
12/18/2015
Modified
02/07/2021

Description

The pivot_root implementation in fs/namespace.c in the Linux kernel through 3.17 does not properly interact with certain locations of a chroot directory, which allows local users to cause a denial of service (mount-tree loop) via . (dot) values in both arguments to the pivot_root system call.

Solution(s)

  • suse-upgrade-kernel-default
  • suse-upgrade-kernel-docs

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