Public Date:
956069: CVE-2013-3228 Kernel: irda: missing msg_namelen update in irda_recvmsg_dgram

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

The irda_recvmsg_dgram function in net/irda/af_irda.c in the Linux kernel before 3.9-rc7 does not initialize a certain length variable, which allows local users to obtain sensitive information from kernel stack memory via a crafted recvmsg or recvfrom system call.

Find out more about CVE-2013-3228 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.


This issue does not affect the versions of the kernel package as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5, 6 and Red Hat Enterprise MRG 2.

CVSS v2 metrics

NOTE: The following CVSS v2 metrics and score provided are preliminary and subject to review.

Base Score 2.1
Base Metrics AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N
Access Vector Local
Access Complexity Low
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact Partial
Integrity Impact None
Availability Impact None

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Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 kernel Not affected
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 kernel Not affected