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CVE-2010-4162

Impact: Moderate
Public: 2010-11-10
Bugzilla: 652529: CVE-2010-4162 kernel: bio: integer overflow page count when mapping/copying user data

Details

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

Multiple integer overflows in fs/bio.c in the Linux kernel before 2.6.36.2 allow local users to cause a denial of service (system crash) via a crafted device ioctl to a SCSI device.

Find out more about CVE-2010-4162 from the MITRE CVE dictionary and NIST NVD.

Statement

This issue did not affect the versions of Linux kernel as shipped with Red Hat
Enterprise Linux 4 and 5 as they did not backport the upstream commit c5dec1c3 that introduced the issue. This has been addressed in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 and Red Hat Enterprise MRG via https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2011-0007.html and https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2011-0330.html.

CVSS v2 metrics

Base Score: 4.7
Base Metrics: AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C
Access Vector: Local
Access Complexity: Medium
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-2011:0330 March 10, 2011
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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