CVE-2010-3880

Impact:
Moderate
Public Date:
2010-11-03
IAVA:
2011-A-0147
Bugzilla:
651264: CVE-2010-3880 kernel: logic error in INET_DIAG bytecode auditing

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

net/ipv4/inet_diag.c in the Linux kernel before 2.6.37-rc2 does not properly audit INET_DIAG bytecode, which allows local users to cause a denial of service (kernel infinite loop) via crafted INET_DIAG_REQ_BYTECODE instructions in a netlink message that contains multiple attribute elements, as demonstrated by INET_DIAG_BC_JMP instructions.

Find out more about CVE-2010-3880 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.

Statement

This issue did not affect the version of Linux kernel as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 as it did not include support for monitoring of INET transport protocol sockets. Future updates in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5, 6 and Red Hat Enterprise MRG may address this flaw.

CVSS v2 metrics

Base Score 4.9
Base Metrics AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C
Access Vector Local
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-2010:0958 2010-12-08
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (kernel) RHSA-2011:0007 2011-01-11
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 (kernel) RHSA-2011:0004 2011-01-04

Acknowledgements

Red Hat would like to thank Nelson Elhage for reporting this issue.

Mitigation

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