Linux Kernel 3.14.8/3.15.1 numeric error

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A vulnerability has been found in Linux Kernel 3.14.8/3.15.1 (Operating System) and classified as problematic. This vulnerability affects some unknown processing. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a numeric error vulnerability. The CWE definition for the vulnerability is CWE-189. As an impact it is known to affect confidentiality, integrity, and availability.

The weakness was shared 06/24/2014 by Lars-Peter Clausen as confirmed mailinglist post (oss-sec). The advisory is available at This vulnerability was named CVE-2014-4655 since 06/25/2014. The exploitation appears to be easy. Local access is required to approach this attack. No form of authentication is required for a successful exploitation. The technical details are unknown and an exploit is not available.

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 79181 (CentOS 6 : kernel (CESA-2014:1392)), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family CentOS Local Security Checks. The commercial vulnerability scanner Qualys is able to test this issue with plugin 195600 (Ubuntu Security Notification for Linux Vulnerabilities (USN-2334-1)).

Applying a patch is able to eliminate this problem. The bugfix is ready for download at

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at X-Force (94101) and Tenable (79181). The entries 67043, 67238, 67287 and 34060 are related to this item.







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VulDB Meta Base Score: 5.9
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 5.2

VulDB Base Score: 5.9
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Class: Numeric error
CWE: CWE-189
ATT&CK: Unknown

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Remote: No

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Status: Unproven

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Nessus ID: 79181
Nessus Name: CentOS 6 : kernel (CESA-2014:1392)
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OpenVAS ID: 800345
OpenVAS Name: Oracle Linux Local Check: ELSA-2014-1971
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Patch: 82262a46627bebb0febcc26664746c25cef08563


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Advisory: RHSA-2014:1392
Researcher: Lars-Peter Clausen
Status: Confirmed
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CVE: CVE-2014-4655 (🔍)

X-Force: 94101 - Linux Kernel sound/core/control.c buffer overflow, Medium Risk
SecurityTracker: 1036763
Vulnerability Center: 46815 - Linux Kernel Prior to 3.15.2 Local Denial of Service via a Large Number of ioctl Calls, Medium
SecurityFocus: 68162 - Linux Kernel Multiple Local Security Bypass Vulnerabilities
Secunia: 59434 - Linux Kernel ALSA Multiple Vulnerabilities, Not Critical

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Created: 03/24/2015 03:54 PM
Updated: 01/18/2022 04:05 PM
Changes: 03/24/2015 03:54 PM (70), 06/10/2017 09:42 AM (11), 01/18/2022 03:53 PM (6), 01/18/2022 03:59 PM (1), 01/18/2022 04:05 PM (2)
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