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CVE-2013-1929

Impact: Low
Public: 2013-03-27
Bugzilla: 949932: CVE-2013-1929 Kernel: tg3: buffer overflow in VPD firmware parsing

Details

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.

Find out more about CVE-2013-1929 from the MITRE CVE dictionary and NIST NVD.

Statement

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
Classification: https://access.redhat.com/security/updates/classification/.

CVSS v2 metrics

Base Score: 6.2
Base Metrics: AV:L/AC:H/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C
Access Vector: Local
Access Complexity: High
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-2013:0829 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

External References

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