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Impact: Low
Public: 2012-04-26
Bugzilla: 818820: CVE-2012-2313 kernel: unfiltered netdev rio_ioctl access by users


The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

The rio_ioctl function in drivers/net/ethernet/dlink/dl2k.c in the Linux kernel before 3.3.7 does not restrict access to the SIOCSMIIREG command, which allows local users to write data to an Ethernet adapter via an ioctl call.

Find out more about CVE-2012-2313 from the MITRE CVE dictionary and NIST NVD.


Red Hat has rated the CVE-2012-2313 flaw as having low security impact. Future kernel updates for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5, 6, and Red Hat Enterprise Linux MRG may address this issue.

CVSS v2 metrics

Base Score: 1.2
Base Metrics: AV:L/AC:H/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P
Access Vector: Local
Access Complexity: High
Authentication: None
Confidentiality Impact: None
Integrity Impact: None
Availability Impact: Partial

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Red Hat security errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux EUS (v. 5.6 server) (kernel) RHSA-2012:1481 November 20, 2012
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server EUS (v. 6.1) (kernel) RHSA-2012:1589 December 18, 2012
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server EUS (v. 6.2) (kernel) RHSA-2012:1541 December 04, 2012
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 5 (kernel) RHSA-2012:1174 August 21, 2012
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 6 (kernel) RHSA-2012:1304 September 25, 2012

External References


Red Hat would like to thank Stephan Mueller for reporting this issue.

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