CVE Details

Release Date:2014-04-11


Integer overflow in the ping_init_sock function in net/ipv4/ping.c in the Linux kernel through 3.14.1 allows local users to cause a denial of service (use-after-free and system crash) or possibly gain privileges via a crafted application that leverages an improperly managed reference counter.

See more information about CVE-2014-2851 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: 6.2 Base Metrics: AV:L/AC:H/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C
Access Vector: Local network Attack Complexity: High
Authentication: None required Confidentiality Impact: Complete
Integrity Impact: Complete Availability Impact: Complete

Errata information

PlatformErrataRelease Date
Oracle Linux version 5 (kernel-uek)ELSA-2014-30192014-04-16
Oracle Linux version 6 (dtrace-modules-3.8.13-26.2.3.el6uek)ELSA-2014-30182014-04-16
Oracle Linux version 6 (kernel)ELSA-2014-09812014-07-29
Oracle Linux version 6 (kernel-uek)ELSA-2014-30182014-04-16
Oracle Linux version 6 (kernel-uek)ELSA-2014-30192014-04-16
Oracle Linux version 7 (kernel)ELSA-2014-07862014-07-23

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