Public Date:
981552: CVE-2013-2232 Kernel: ipv6: using ipv4 vs ipv6 structure during routing lookup in sendmsg

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

The ip6_sk_dst_check function in net/ipv6/ip6_output.c in the Linux kernel before 3.10 allows local users to cause a denial of service (system crash) by using an AF_INET6 socket for a connection to an IPv4 interface.

Find out more about CVE-2013-2232 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 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
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 5 (kernel) RHSA-2013:1166 2013-08-20
Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform 3.0 (kernel) RHSA-2013:1195 2013-09-03
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 6 (kernel) RHSA-2013:1173 2013-08-27
MRG Grid for RHEL 6 Server v.2 (kernel-rt) RHSA-2013:1264 2013-09-16