Upstream information

CVE-2014-2038 at MITRE

Description

The nfs_can_extend_write function in fs/nfs/write.c in the Linux kernel before 3.13.3 relies on a write delegation to extend a write operation without a certain up-to-date verification, which allows local users to obtain sensitive information from kernel memory in opportunistic circumstances by writing to a file in an NFS filesystem and then reading the same file.

SUSE information

Overall state of this security issue: Does not affect SUSE products

This issue is currently rated as having low severity.

CVSS v2 Scores
  National Vulnerability Database
Base Score 3.7
Vector AV:L/AC:H/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P
Access Vector Local
Access Complexity High
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact Partial
Integrity Impact Partial
Availability Impact Partial
SUSE Bugzilla entry: 865075 [RESOLVED / FIXED]

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