Bug 1111590 (CVE-2014-4508) - CVE-2014-4508 Kernel: x86_32: BUG in syscall auditing
Summary: CVE-2014-4508 Kernel: x86_32: BUG in syscall auditing
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Status: CLOSED ERRATA
Alias: CVE-2014-4508
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
medium
medium
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Red Hat Product Security
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Depends On: 1112073 1894523 1894524
Blocks: 1110639
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
 
Reported: 2014-06-20 13:10 UTC by Prasad J Pandit
Modified: 2021-09-23 12:53 UTC (History)
30 users (show)

Fixed In Version: Linux 3.16
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
A flaw was found in the Linux kernel’s system-call auditing support(CONFIG_AUDITSYSCALL) for 32-bit platforms. It is vulnerable to a crash caused by erroneous handling of bad system call numerals. This issue occurs during syscall(2) calls if system-call auditing is enabled on the system. This flaw allows an unprivileged user or process to crash the system kernel, resulting in a denial of service. The highest threat from this vulnerability is system availability.
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Last Closed: 2021-01-19 11:59:07 UTC


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Red Hat Product Errata RHSA-2021:0181 0 None None None 2021-01-19 09:29:08 UTC

Description Prasad J Pandit 2014-06-20 13:10:48 UTC
Linux kernel built with the system-call auditing support(CONFIG_AUDITSYSCALL)
for 32-bit platforms is vulnerable to a crash caused by erroneous handling of
bad system call numerals. It occurs during syscall(2) calls, if system-call
auditing is enabled on the system.

An unprivileged user/process could use this flaw to crash the system kernel
resulting in DoS.

Upstream fix:
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  -> https://lkml.org/lkml/2014/6/16/682

Reference:
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  -> http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2014/06/20/1

Comment 1 Murray McAllister 2014-06-23 02:26:53 UTC
MITRE assigned CVE-2014-4508 to this issue:

http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2014/06/20/10

Comment 2 Prasad J Pandit 2014-06-23 06:09:08 UTC
Created kernel tracking bugs for this issue:

Affects: fedora-all [bug 1112073]

Comment 3 Fedora Update System 2014-06-30 10:29:14 UTC
kernel-3.14.9-200.fc20 has been pushed to the Fedora 20 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

Comment 4 Fedora Update System 2014-07-25 10:08:42 UTC
kernel-3.14.13-100.fc19 has been pushed to the Fedora 19 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

Comment 10 Prasad J Pandit 2020-11-04 13:01:34 UTC
Statement:

This issue does not affect the versions of the kernel package as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5, 7, 8 and Red Hat Enterprise MRG 2.
This issue affects the version of Linux kernel as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6. Future kernel updates for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 may address this issue.

Comment 11 errata-xmlrpc 2021-01-19 09:29:00 UTC
This issue has been addressed in the following products:

  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Extended Lifecycle Support

Via RHSA-2021:0181 https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2021:0181

Comment 12 Product Security DevOps Team 2021-01-19 11:59:07 UTC
This bug is now closed. Further updates for individual products will be reflected on the CVE page(s):

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2014-4508


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