Bug 1173580 (CVE-2014-8709) - CVE-2014-8709 kernel: net: mac80211: plain text information leak
Summary: CVE-2014-8709 kernel: net: mac80211: plain text information leak
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Status: CLOSED ERRATA
Alias: CVE-2014-8709
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
low
low
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Red Hat Product Security
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Depends On: 1136324 1173618 1173704
Blocks: 1161357
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
 
Reported: 2014-12-12 13:02 UTC by Vasyl Kaigorodov
Modified: 2021-02-17 05:54 UTC (History)
38 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
An information leak flaw was found in the Linux kernel's IEEE 802.11 wireless networking implementation. When software encryption was used, a remote attacker could use this flaw to leak up to 8 bytes of plaintext.
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Environment:
Last Closed: 2015-07-22 19:30:58 UTC


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System ID Private Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Red Hat Product Errata RHSA-2015:0290 0 normal SHIPPED_LIVE Important: kernel security, bug fix, and enhancement update 2015-03-05 16:13:58 UTC
Red Hat Product Errata RHSA-2015:1272 0 normal SHIPPED_LIVE Moderate: kernel security, bug fix, and enhancement update 2015-07-22 11:56:25 UTC

Description Vasyl Kaigorodov 2014-12-12 13:02:47 UTC
Linux kernel built with the Generic IEEE 802.11 Networking Stack(CONFIG_MAC80211)(WLAN) support is vulnerable to an information leakage flaw. It occurs when fragmentation along with software encryption is enabled.

This flaw could be used to leak up to 8 kernel memory bytes.

Upstream fix:
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  -> https://git.kernel.org/linus/338f977f4eb441e69bb9a46eaa0ac715c931a67f

Reference:
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  -> http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2014/11/06/7

Comment 1 Prasad Pandit 2014-12-12 14:04:53 UTC
Statement:

This issue did not affect the version of the kernel package as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise MRG 2.

This issue affects the versions of Linux kernel as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5. Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 is now in Production 3 Phase of the support and maintenance life cycle. This has been rated as having Low 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 3 Prasad Pandit 2014-12-12 17:48:39 UTC
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 is in Production 3 Phase of the support and maintenance life cycle. This issue has been rated as having Low security impact and is currently not 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 5 errata-xmlrpc 2015-03-05 13:03:20 UTC
This issue has been addressed in the following products:

  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7

Via RHSA-2015:0290 https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2015-0290.html

Comment 6 errata-xmlrpc 2015-07-22 08:35:07 UTC
This issue has been addressed in the following products:

  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6

Via RHSA-2015:1272 https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2015-1272.html


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