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CVE-2013-1772

Impact: Low
Public: 2013-02-22
Bugzilla: 916075: CVE-2013-1772 kernel: call_console_drivers() function log prefix stripping DoS

Details

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

The log_prefix function in kernel/printk.c in the Linux kernel 3.x before 3.4.33 does not properly remove a prefix string from a syslog header, which allows local users to cause a denial of service (buffer overflow and system crash) by leveraging /dev/kmsg write access and triggering a call_console_drivers function call.

Find out more about CVE-2013-1772 from the MITRE CVE dictionary and NIST NVD.

Statement

This issue did not affect the versions of kernel package as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and 6. Future kernel updates for Red Hat Enterprise MRG 2 may address this flaw.

CVSS v2 metrics

Base Score: 3.8
Base Metrics: AV:L/AC:H/Au:S/C:N/I:N/A:C
Access Vector: Local
Access Complexity: High
Authentication: Single Instance
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-2013:0566 March 06, 2013

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