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767495: CVE-2011-4604 kernel: bat_socket_read memory corruption

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

The bat_socket_read function in net/batman-adv/icmp_socket.c in the Linux kernel before 3.3 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (memory corruption) or possibly have unspecified other impact via a crafted batman-adv ICMP packet.

Find out more about CVE-2011-4604 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.


Not vulnerable. This issue did not affect the Linux kernels as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4, 5, 6, and Red Hat Enterprise MRG as they did not include support for the BATMAN (Better Approach To Mobile Ad-hoc Networking) out-of-tree kernel module.

CVSS v2 metrics

NOTE: The following CVSS v2 metrics and score provided are preliminary and subject to review.

Base Score 2.1
Base Metrics AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N
Access Vector Local
Access Complexity Low
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact None
Integrity Impact Partial
Availability Impact None

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Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 kernel Not affected
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 kernel Not affected
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 kernel Not affected


Red Hat would like to thank Paul Kot for reporting this issue.