CVE-2014-1438

2014-01-18T22:55:00
ID CVE-2014-1438
Type cve
Reporter cve@mitre.org
Modified 2014-03-16T04:45:00

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.