CVE Database


Impact: Important
Public: 2013-02-24
CWE: CWE-129->CWE-119
Bugzilla: 915052: CVE-2013-1763 kernel: sock_diag: out-of-bounds access to sock_diag_handlers[]


The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

Array index error in the __sock_diag_rcv_msg function in net/core/sock_diag.c in the Linux kernel before 3.7.10 allows local users to gain privileges via a large family value in a Netlink message.

Find out more about CVE-2013-1763 from the MITRE CVE dictionary and NIST NVD.


This issue did not affect the versions of the kernel package as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and 6.
This issue was addressed in Red Hat Enterprise MRG 2 via RHSA-2013:0622

CVSS v2 metrics

Base Score: 7.2
Base Metrics: AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C
Access Vector: Local
Access Complexity: Low
Authentication: None
Confidentiality Impact: Complete
Integrity Impact: Complete
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

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