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CVE-2012-4530

Impact:
Low
Public Date:
2012-08-18
Bugzilla:
868285: CVE-2012-4530 kernel: stack disclosure in binfmt_script load_script()

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

The load_script function in fs/binfmt_script.c in the Linux kernel before 3.7.2 does not properly handle recursion, which allows local users to obtain sensitive information from kernel stack memory via a crafted application.

Find out more about CVE-2012-4530 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 5.

This issue did affect the version of Linux kernel as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.

This issue did affect the version of Linux kernel as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise MRG 2.

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:P/I:N/A:N
Access Vector Local
Access Complexity Low
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact Partial
Integrity Impact None
Availability Impact None

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Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
MRG Grid for RHEL 6 Server v.2 (kernel-rt) RHSA-2013:0566 2013-03-06
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (kernel) RHSA-2013:0223 2013-02-05

Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Enterprise MRG 2 realtime-kernel Affected
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 kernel Not affected

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