Bug 1113409 (CVE-2014-4653) - CVE-2014-4653 Kernel: ALSA: control: do not access controls outside of protected regions
Summary: CVE-2014-4653 Kernel: ALSA: control: do not access controls outside of protec...
Status: CLOSED ERRATA
Alias: CVE-2014-4653
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
medium
medium
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Red Hat Product Security
QA Contact:
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Keywords: Security
Depends On: 1117328 1117329 1117330 1117331 1117332
Blocks: 1112943
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
 
Reported: 2014-06-26 07:10 UTC by Prasad J Pandit
Modified: 2019-06-08 20:05 UTC (History)
33 users (show)

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A use-after-free flaw was found in the way the Linux kernel's Advanced Linux Sound Architecture (ALSA) implementation handled user controls. A local, privileged user could use this flaw to crash the system.
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Last Closed: 2014-10-28 22:15:58 UTC


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External Trackers
Tracker ID Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Red Hat Product Errata RHSA-2014:1083 normal SHIPPED_LIVE Important: kernel-rt security and bug fix update 2014-08-20 14:51:31 UTC
Red Hat Product Errata RHSA-2014:1392 normal SHIPPED_LIVE Important: kernel security, bug fix, and enhancement update 2014-10-14 01:28:44 UTC
Red Hat Product Errata RHSA-2014:1724 normal SHIPPED_LIVE Important: kernel security and bug fix update 2014-10-29 01:33:03 UTC

Description Prasad J Pandit 2014-06-26 07:10:35 UTC
Linux kernel built with the Advanced Linux Sound Architecture(ALSA) sound
system support(CONFIG_SND) is vulnerable to a use after free flaw. It
could occur when accessing card->controls list memory.

A user/application could use this flaw to crash the system kernel resulting in
DoS.

Upstream fix:
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  -> https://git.kernel.org/linus/fd9f26e4eca5d08a27d12c0933fceef76ed9663d

Reference:
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  -> http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2014/06/26/6

Comment 1 Prasad J Pandit 2014-07-08 13:26:31 UTC
Statement:

This issue affects the versions of the Linux kernel as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5, 6, 7 and Red Hat Enterprise MRG 2. Future kernel updates for the respective releases may address this issue.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 is now in Production 3 Phase of the support and maintenance life cycle. This has been rated as having Moderate security impact and is not currently planned to be addressed in future updates. For additional information, refer to the Red Hat Enterprise Linux Life Cycle: https://access.redhat.com/support/policy/updates/errata/.

Comment 4 Martin Prpič 2014-08-18 11:18:01 UTC
IssueDescription:

A use-after-free flaw was found in the way the Linux kernel's Advanced Linux Sound Architecture (ALSA) implementation handled user controls. A local, privileged user could use this flaw to crash the system.

Comment 5 errata-xmlrpc 2014-08-20 10:51:49 UTC
This issue has been addressed in following products:

  MRG for RHEL-6 v.2

Via RHSA-2014:1083 https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2014-1083.html

Comment 6 errata-xmlrpc 2014-10-14 06:15:54 UTC
This issue has been addressed in the following products:

  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6

Via RHSA-2014:1392 https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2014-1392.html

Comment 8 errata-xmlrpc 2014-10-28 21:33:23 UTC
This issue has been addressed in the following products:

  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7

Via RHSA-2014:1724 https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2014-1724.html


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