CVE Database


Impact: Important
Public: 2009-12-28
Bugzilla: 551214: CVE-2009-4538 kernel: e1000e frame fragment issue


The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

drivers/net/e1000e/netdev.c in the e1000e driver in the Linux kernel and earlier does not properly check the size of an Ethernet frame that exceeds the MTU, which allows remote attackers to have an unspecified impact via crafted packets, a related issue to CVE-2009-4537.

Find out more about CVE-2009-4538 from the MITRE CVE dictionary and NIST NVD.

CVSS v2 metrics

Base Score: 6.1
Base Metrics: AV:A/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C
Access Vector: Adjacent Network
Access Complexity: Low
Authentication: None
Confidentiality Impact: None
Integrity Impact: None
Availability Impact: Complete

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Red Hat security errata

Platform Errata Release Date
MRG Grid for RHEL 5 Server (kernel-rt) RHSA-2010:0041 January 21, 2010
RHEV Hypervisor for RHEL-5 (rhev-hypervisor) RHSA-2010:0095 February 09, 2010
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES EUS (v. 4.7) (kernel) RHSA-2010:0111 February 16, 2010
Red Hat Enterprise Linux EUS (v. 5.2 server) (kernel) RHSA-2010:0079 February 02, 2010
Red Hat Enterprise Linux EUS (v. 5.3 server) (kernel) RHSA-2010:0053 January 20, 2010
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 4 (kernel) RHSA-2010:0020 January 08, 2010
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 5 (kernel) RHSA-2010:0019 January 07, 2010

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