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LIN5-19626 : Security Advisory - linux - CVE-2014-7970

Created: Oct 30, 2014    Updated: Dec 19, 2017
Resolved Date: Nov 16, 2014
Found In Version:
Fix Version:
Severity: Standard
Applicable for: Wind River Linux 5
Component/s: Kernel


The pivot_root implementation in fs/namespace.c in the Linux kernel through 3.17 does not properly interact with certain locations of a chroot directory, which allows local users to cause a denial of service (mount-tree loop) via . (dot) values in both arguments to the pivot_root system call.

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