CVE Database


Impact: Moderate
Public: 2010-05-21
Bugzilla: 661182: CVE-2010-4343 kernel: bfa driver sysfs crash
IAVA: 2011-A-0147


The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

drivers/scsi/bfa/bfa_core.c in the Linux kernel before 2.6.35 does not initialize a certain port data structure, which allows local users to cause a denial of service (system crash) via read operations on an fc_host statistics file.

Find out more about CVE-2010-4343 from the MITRE CVE dictionary and NIST NVD.


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 the Brocade Fibre Channel Host Bus Adapter driver. It did not affect the version of Linux kernels as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 and Red Hat Enterprise MRG as they have the included the fix for this issue. A future kernel update in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 may address this flaw.

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
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 5 (kernel) RHSA-2011:0017 January 13, 2011

External References

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