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
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.