Public Date:
1033600: CVE-2013-6381 Kernel: qeth: buffer overflow in snmp ioctl

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

Buffer overflow in the qeth_snmp_command function in drivers/s390/net/qeth_core_main.c in the Linux kernel through 3.12.1 allows local users to cause a denial of service or possibly have unspecified other impact via an SNMP ioctl call with a length value that is incompatible with the command-buffer size.

Find out more about CVE-2013-6381 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.


This issue does not affect the version of the kernel package as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise MRG 2. Please note that this issue only affects s390x architecture.

CVSS v2 metrics

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

Base Score 6.2
Base Metrics AV:L/AC:H/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C
Access Vector Local
Access Complexity High
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact Complete
Integrity Impact Complete
Availability Impact Complete

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Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 5 (kernel) RHSA-2014:0285 2014-03-12
Red Hat Enterprise Linux EUS (v. 5.9 server) (kernel) RHSA-2014:0476 2014-05-07
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 6 (kernel) RHSA-2014:0159 2014-02-11
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server EUS (v. 6.4) (kernel) RHSA-2014:0284 2014-03-11

Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 kernel Not affected
Red Hat Enterprise Linux EUS (v. 5.9 server) kernel Affected