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CVE-2014-8159

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Date: March 16, 2015

The InfiniBand (IB) implementation in the Linux kernel package before 2.6.32-504.12.2 on Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 6 does not properly restrict use of User Verbs for registration of memory regions, which allows local users to access arbitrary physical memory locations, and consequently cause a denial of service (system crash) or gain privileges, by leveraging permissions on a uverbs device under /dev/infiniband/.

Language: C

Severity Score

Severity Score

Weakness Type (CWE)

Permissions, Privileges, and Access Control

CWE-264

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CVSS v3.1

Base Score:
Attack Vector (AV): NETWORK
Attack Complexity (AC): HIGH
Privileges Required (PR): NONE
User Interaction (UI): NONE
Scope (S): UNCHANGED
Confidentiality (C): LOW
Integrity (I): LOW
Availability (A): LOW

CVSS v2

Base Score:
Access Vector (AV): LOCAL
Access Complexity (AC): MEDIUM
Authentication (AU): NONE
Confidentiality (C): COMPLETE
Integrity (I): COMPLETE
Availability (A): COMPLETE
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