Public Date:
973100: CVE-2013-2164 Kernel: information leak in cdrom driver

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

The mmc_ioctl_cdrom_read_data function in drivers/cdrom/cdrom.c in the Linux kernel through 3.10 allows local users to obtain sensitive information from kernel memory via a read operation on a malfunctioning CD-ROM drive.

Find out more about CVE-2013-2164 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.


This issue affects the versions of the Linux kernel as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5, 6 and Red Hat Enterprise MRG 2. Future kernel updates for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5, 6 and Red Hat Enterprise MRG 2 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
Base Metrics AV:L/AC:H/Au:S/C:P/I:N/A:N
Access Vector Local
Access Complexity High
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 5 (kernel) RHSA-2013:1166 2013-08-20
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 6 (kernel) RHSA-2013:1645 2013-11-20
MRG Grid for RHEL 6 Server v.2 (kernel-rt) RHSA-2013:1264 2013-09-16