Public Date:
1000451: CVE-2013-2888 Kernel: HID: memory corruption flaw

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

Multiple array index errors in drivers/hid/hid-core.c in the Human Interface Device (HID) subsystem in the Linux kernel through 3.11 allow physically proximate attackers to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial of service (heap memory corruption) via a crafted device that provides an invalid Report ID.

Find out more about CVE-2013-2888 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. Note: user would need physical access to the system to exploit 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 6 (kernel) RHSA-2013:1645 2013-11-20
MRG Grid for RHEL 6 Server v.2 (kernel-rt) RHSA-2013:1490 2013-10-31
RHEV Hypervisor for RHEL-6 (rhev-hypervisor6) RHSA-2013:1527 2013-11-21
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 5 (kernel) RHSA-2014:0433 2014-04-24

Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 kernel Not affected