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CVE-2012-4530

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

Details

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 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

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 March 06, 2013
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 6 (kernel) RHSA-2013:0223 February 05, 2013

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