CVE Database

CVE-2013-7265

Impact: Low
Public: 2013-11-18
Bugzilla: 1035875: CVE-2013-7263 CVE-2013-7265 Kernel: net: leakage of uninitialized memory to user-space via recv syscalls

Details

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

The pn_recvmsg function in net/phonet/datagram.c in the Linux kernel before 3.12.4 updates a certain length value before ensuring that an associated data structure has been initialized, which allows local users to obtain sensitive information from kernel stack memory via a (1) recvfrom, (2) recvmmsg, or (3) recvmsg system call.

Find out more about CVE-2013-7265 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.

CVSS v2 metrics

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
MRG Grid for RHEL 6 Server v.2 (kernel-rt) RHSA-2014:0439 April 28, 2014
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 6 (kernel) RHSA-2014:0159 February 11, 2014

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