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CVE-2013-0290

Impact: Moderate
Public: 2013-02-12
Bugzilla: 911473: CVE-2013-0290 kernel: net: infinite loop in __skb_recv_datagram()

Details

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

The __skb_recv_datagram function in net/core/datagram.c in the Linux kernel before 3.8 does not properly handle the MSG_PEEK flag with zero-length data, which allows local users to cause a denial of service (infinite loop and system hang) via a crafted application.

Find out more about CVE-2013-0290 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 and 6.

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

CVSS v2 metrics

Base Score: 4.9
Base Metrics: AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C
Access Vector: Local
Access Complexity: Low
Authentication: None
Confidentiality Impact: None
Integrity Impact: None
Availability Impact: Complete

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Red Hat security errata

Platform Errata Release Date
MRG Grid for RHEL 6 Server v.2 (kernel-rt) RHSA-2013:0622 March 11, 2013

External References

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