Bug 1107966 - (CVE-2014-4014) CVE-2014-4014 Kernel: possible privilege escalation in user namespace
CVE-2014-4014 Kernel: possible privilege escalation in user namespace
Status: CLOSED ERRATA
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Red Hat Product Security
impact=important,public=20140610,repo...
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Depends On: 1109836 1109837
Blocks: 1107938
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Reported: 2014-06-11 03:15 EDT by Prasad J Pandit
Modified: 2018-02-12 14:25 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2016-02-10 03:14:08 EST
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Description Prasad J Pandit 2014-06-11 03:15:28 EDT
Linux kernel built with the user namespaces(CONFIG_USER_NS) is vulnerable to a
potential privilege escalation flaw.

An unprivileged user/process could use this flaw to escalate their privileges
on a system.

Upstream fix:
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  -> https://git.kernel.org/linus/23adbe12ef7d3d4195e80800ab36b37bee28cd03

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  -> http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2014/06/10/4
Comment 2 Prasad J Pandit 2014-06-16 08:46:31 EDT
Statement:

This issue does not affect the versions of Linux kernel as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5, 6, 7 and Red Hat Enterprise MRG 2.
Comment 3 Prasad J Pandit 2014-06-16 08:59:12 EDT
Created kernel tracking bugs for this issue:

Affects: fedora-all [bug 1109836]
Comment 5 Fedora Update System 2014-06-18 18:25:39 EDT
kernel-3.14.8-200.fc20 has been pushed to the Fedora 20 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
Comment 6 Fedora Update System 2014-06-22 19:55:03 EDT
kernel-3.14.8-100.fc19 has been pushed to the Fedora 19 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

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