Public Date:
1007872: CVE-2013-4350 kernel: net: sctp: ipv6 ipsec encryption bug in sctp_v6_xmit

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

The IPv6 SCTP implementation in net/sctp/ipv6.c in the Linux kernel through 3.11.1 uses data structures and function calls that do not trigger an intended configuration of IPsec encryption, which allows remote attackers to obtain sensitive information by sniffing the network.

Find out more about CVE-2013-4350 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.


The risks associated with fixing this bug in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and 6 are greater than its security impact. This issue is not currently planned to be addressed in future kernel updates for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and 6.

CVSS v2 metrics

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

Base Score 4.3
Base Metrics AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N
Access Vector Network
Access Complexity Medium
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact Partial
Integrity Impact None
Availability Impact None

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Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
MRG Grid for RHEL 6 Server v.2 (kernel-rt) RHSA-2013:1490 2013-10-31

Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 kernel Affected
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 kernel Affected
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 kernel Affected