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CVE-2012-6647

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Overview

The futex_wait_requeue_pi function in kernel/futex.c in the Linux kernel before 3.5.1 does not ensure that calls have two different futex addresses, which allows local users to cause a denial of service (NULL pointer dereference and system crash) or possibly have unspecified other impact via a crafted FUTEX_WAIT_REQUEUE_PI command.

Related Files

Red Hat Security Advisory 2014-0981-01
Posted Jul 29, 2014
Authored by Red Hat | Site access.redhat.com

Red Hat Security Advisory 2014-0981-01 - The kernel packages contain the Linux kernel, the core of any Linux operating system. A use-after-free flaw was found in the way the ping_init_sock() function of the Linux kernel handled the group_info reference counter. A local, unprivileged user could use this flaw to crash the system or, potentially, escalate their privileges on the system. A NULL pointer dereference flaw was found in the way the futex_wait_requeue_pi() function of the Linux kernel's futex subsystem handled the requeuing of certain Priority Inheritance futexes. A local, unprivileged user could use this flaw to crash the system.

tags | advisory, kernel, local
systems | linux, redhat
advisories | CVE-2012-6647, CVE-2013-7339, CVE-2014-2672, CVE-2014-2678, CVE-2014-2706, CVE-2014-2851, CVE-2014-3144, CVE-2014-3145
MD5 | 406d9d95aa0c6d16ab6277500d72283d
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