|Bugzilla:||949932: CVE-2013-1929 Kernel: tg3: buffer overflow in VPD firmware parsing|
The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:
Heap-based buffer overflow in the tg3_read_vpd function in drivers/net/ethernet/broadcom/tg3.c in the Linux kernel before 3.8.6 allows physically proximate attackers to cause a denial of service (system crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code via crafted firmware that specifies a long string in the Vital Product Data (VPD) data structure.
This issue affects the versions of the Linux kernel as shipped with
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5, 6 and Red Hat Enterprise MRG 2.
The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this issue as having low security
impact because physical access is needed to exploit this issue. Future kernel
updates for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5, 6 and Red Hat Enterprise MRG 2 may
address this issue. For additional information, refer to the Issue Severity
CVSS v2 metrics
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Red Hat security errata
|MRG Grid for RHEL 6 Server v.2 (kernel-rt)||RHSA-2013:0829||May 20, 2013|
|Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 5 (kernel)||RHSA-2013:1034||July 10, 2013|
|Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 6 (kernel)||RHSA-2013:1645||November 20, 2013|
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