Public Date:
949567: CVE-2013-1928 Kernel: information leak in fs/compat_ioctl.c VIDEO_SET_SPU_PALETTE

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

The do_video_set_spu_palette function in fs/compat_ioctl.c in the Linux kernel before 3.6.5 on unspecified architectures lacks a certain error check, which might allow local users to obtain sensitive information from kernel stack memory via a crafted VIDEO_SET_SPU_PALETTE ioctl call on a /dev/dvb device.

Find out more about CVE-2013-1928 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.


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

CVSS v2 metrics

NOTE: The following CVSS v2 metrics and score provided are preliminary and subject to review.

Base Score 1.7
Base Metrics AV:L/AC:L/Au:S/C:P/I:N/A:N
Access Vector Local
Access Complexity Low
Authentication Single
Confidentiality Impact Partial
Integrity Impact None
Availability Impact None

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Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 6 (kernel) RHSA-2013:1645 2013-11-20

Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 kernel Not affected