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CVE-2013-3231

Impact:
Low
Public Date:
2013-04-07
Bugzilla:
956094: CVE-2013-3231 Kernel: llc: Fix missing msg_namelen update in llc_ui_recvmsg

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

The llc_ui_recvmsg function in net/llc/af_llc.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-2013-3231 from the MITRE CVE dictionary 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. 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 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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Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (kernel) RHSA-2013:1645 2013-11-20
MRG Grid for RHEL 6 Server v.2 (kernel-rt) RHSA-2013:0829 2013-05-20
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 (kernel) RHSA-2013:1034 2013-07-10

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