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LIN5-18051 : Security Advisory - linux - CVE-2014-1438

Created: Feb 16, 2014    Updated: Dec 19, 2017
Resolved Date: Mar 16, 2014
Found In Version: 5.0.1.13
Fix Version: 5.0.1.13
Severity: Standard
Applicable for: Wind River Linux 5
Component/s: Kernel

Description

The restore_fpu_checking function in arch/x86/include/asm/fpu-internal.h in the Linux kernel before 3.12.8 on the AMD K7 and K8 platforms does not clear pending exceptions before proceeding to an EMMS instruction, which allows local users to cause a denial of service (task kill) or possibly gain privileges via a crafted application.

http://web.nvd.nist.gov/view/vuln/detail?vulnId=CVE-2014-1438

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