CVE ID:

CVE-2014-2673

Details:

The arch_dup_task_struct function in the Transactional Memory (TM) implementation in arch/powerpc/kernel/process.c in the Linux kernel before 3.13.7 on the powerpc platform does not properly interact with the clone and fork system calls, which allows local users to cause a denial of service (Program Check and system crash) via certain instructions that are executed with the processor in the Transactional state.

References:

MLIST:[oss-security] 20140330 Re: request: Linux Kernel, two security issues
:http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2014/03/30/5
:http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux-2.6.git;a=commit;h=621b5060e823301d0cba4cb52a7ee3491922d291
:http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v3.x/ChangeLog-3.13.7
:https://github.com/torvalds/linux/commit/621b5060e823301d0cba4cb52a7ee3491922d291

ZeroDayLab Assigned Tags:

CRASH
LOCAL
CODING ERROR / DESIGN FLAW
DOS