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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2014-0972

Original release date: 08/01/2014
Last revised: 08/27/2014


The kgsl graphics driver for the Linux kernel 3.x, as used in Qualcomm Innovation Center (QuIC) Android contributions for MSM devices and other products, does not properly prevent write access to IOMMU context registers, which allows local users to select a custom page table, and consequently write to arbitrary memory locations, by using a crafted GPU command stream to modify the contents of a certain register.


CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 7.2 (HIGH) (AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C) (legend)
Impact Subscore: 10.0
Exploitability Subscore: 3.9
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Locally exploitable
Access Complexity: Low
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows unauthorized modification; Allows disruption of service

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External Source: CONFIRM
Name: https://www.codeaurora.org/projects/security-advisories/unprivileged-gpu-command-streams-can-change-the-iommu-page-table-cve-2014-0972

Vulnerable software and versions

+ Configuration 1
+ OR
* cpe:/o:codeaurora:android-msm:3.10
* cpe:/o:codeaurora:android-msm:3.10.22
* cpe:/o:codeaurora:android-msm:3.10.23
* cpe:/o:codeaurora:android-msm:3.10.24
* cpe:/o:codeaurora:android-msm:3.10.25
* cpe:/o:codeaurora:android-msm:3.10.26
* cpe:/o:codeaurora:android-msm:3.10.27
* cpe:/o:codeaurora:android-msm:3.10.28
* cpe:/o:codeaurora:android-msm:3.10.29
* cpe:/o:codeaurora:android-msm:3.12.10
* cpe:/o:codeaurora:android-msm:3.12.3
* cpe:/o:codeaurora:android-msm:3.12.4
* cpe:/o:codeaurora:android-msm:3.12.5
* cpe:/o:codeaurora:android-msm:3.12.6
* cpe:/o:codeaurora:android-msm:3.12.7
* cpe:/o:codeaurora:android-msm:3.12.8
* cpe:/o:codeaurora:android-msm:3.12.9
* cpe:/o:codeaurora:android-msm:3.13
* cpe:/o:codeaurora:android-msm:3.13:rc1
* cpe:/o:codeaurora:android-msm:3.13:rc2
* cpe:/o:codeaurora:android-msm:3.13:rc3
* cpe:/o:codeaurora:android-msm:3.13:rc4
* cpe:/o:codeaurora:android-msm:3.13:rc5
* cpe:/o:codeaurora:android-msm:3.13:rc6
* cpe:/o:codeaurora:android-msm:3.13:rc7
* cpe:/o:codeaurora:android-msm:3.13:rc8
* cpe:/o:codeaurora:android-msm:3.13.1
* cpe:/o:codeaurora:android-msm:3.13.2
* cpe:/o:codeaurora:android-msm:3.14:rc1
* cpe:/o:codeaurora:android-msm:3.14:rc2
* cpe:/o:codeaurora:android-msm:3.2.54
* cpe:/o:codeaurora:android-msm:3.4.72
* cpe:/o:codeaurora:android-msm:3.4.73
* cpe:/o:codeaurora:android-msm:3.4.74
* cpe:/o:codeaurora:android-msm:3.4.75
* cpe:/o:codeaurora:android-msm:3.4.76
* cpe:/o:codeaurora:android-msm:3.4.77
* cpe:/o:codeaurora:android-msm:3.4.78
* cpe:/o:codeaurora:android-msm:3.4.79

* Denotes Vulnerable Software
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Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)
  • Permissions, Privileges, and Access Control (CWE-264)