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CVE-2010-3874

Impact: Moderate
Public: 2010-11-02
Bugzilla: 649695: CVE-2010-3874 kernel: CAN minor heap overflow

Details

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

Heap-based buffer overflow in the bcm_connect function in net/can/bcm.c (aka the Broadcast Manager) in the Controller Area Network (CAN) implementation in the Linux kernel before 2.6.36.2 on 64-bit platforms might allow local users to cause a denial of service (memory corruption) via a connect operation.

Find out more about CVE-2010-3874 from the MITRE CVE dictionary and NIST NVD.

Statement

The Linux kernel as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3, 4 and 5 did not include CAN bus subsystem support, and therefore are not affected by this issue. Future kernel updates in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 and Red Hat Enterprise MRG may address this flaw.

CVSS v2 metrics

Base Score: 6.2
Base Metrics: AV:L/AC:H/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C
Access Vector: Local
Access Complexity: High
Authentication: None
Confidentiality Impact: Complete
Integrity Impact: Complete
Availability Impact: Complete

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Red Hat security errata

Platform Errata Release Date
MRG Grid for RHEL 5 Server (kernel-rt) RHSA-2010:0958 December 08, 2010
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 6 (kernel) RHSA-2011:0007 January 11, 2011

External References

Acknowledgements

Red Hat would like to thank Dan Rosenberg for reporting this issue.

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