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CVE-2013-3301

Impact: Low
Public: 2013-04-11
Bugzilla: 952197: CVE-2013-3301 Kernel: tracing: NULL pointer dereference

Details

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

The ftrace implementation in the Linux kernel before 3.8.8 allows local users to cause a denial of service (NULL pointer dereference and system crash) or possibly have unspecified other impact by leveraging the CAP_SYS_ADMIN capability for write access to the (1) set_ftrace_pid or (2) set_graph_function file, and then making an lseek system call.

Find out more about CVE-2013-3301 from the MITRE CVE dictionary and NIST NVD.

Statement

This issue does not affect the version of the kernel package as shipped with
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.

This issue affects the versions of Linux kernel as shipped with
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 and Red Hat Enterprise MRG 2. Future kernel updates
for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 and Red Hat Enterprise MRG 2 may address this
issue.

CVSS v2 metrics

Base Score: 4.4
Base Metrics: AV:L/AC:M/Au:S/C:N/I:N/A:C
Access Vector: Local
Access Complexity: Medium
Authentication: Single Instance
Confidentiality Impact: None
Integrity Impact: None
Availability Impact: Complete

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Red Hat security errata

Platform Errata Release Date
MRG Grid for RHEL 6 Server v.2 (kernel-rt) RHSA-2013:1264 September 16, 2013
Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform 3.0 (kernel) RHSA-2013:1080 July 16, 2013
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 6 (kernel) RHSA-2013:1051 July 16, 2013

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