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CVE-2014-1438 at MITRE

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.

NVD CVSS v2 Base Score: 4.7 (AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C)

Novell/SUSE information

Novell Bugzilla entry: 858638

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