CVE Details

Release Date:2014-03-25


The get_rx_bufs function in drivers/vhost/net.c in the vhost-net subsystem in the Linux kernel package before 2.6.32-431.11.2 on Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 6 does not properly handle vhost_get_vq_desc errors, which allows guest OS users to cause a denial of service (host OS crash) via unspecified vectors.

See more information about CVE-2014-0055 from MITRE CVE dictionary and NIST NVD

CVSS v2.0 metrics

NOTE: The following CVSS v2.0 metrics and score provided are preliminary and subject to review.

Base Score: 5.2 Base Metrics: AV:A/AC:M/Au:S/C:N/I:N/A:C
Access Vector: Adjacent network Attack Complexity: Medium
Authentication: Requires single instance Confidentiality Impact: None
Integrity Impact: None Availability Impact: Complete

Errata information

PlatformErrataRelease Date
Oracle Linux version 5 (kernel-uek)ELSA-2014-30152014-03-26
Oracle Linux version 6 (dtrace-modules-3.8.13-26.2.2.el6uek)ELSA-2014-30142014-03-26
Oracle Linux version 6 (kernel)ELSA-2014-03282014-03-25
Oracle Linux version 6 (kernel-uek)ELSA-2014-30142014-03-26
Oracle Linux version 6 (kernel-uek)ELSA-2014-30152014-03-26

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