CVE-2014-1690

Impact:
Low
Public Date:
2013-12-31
Bugzilla:
1058748: CVE-2014-1690 Kernel: netfilter: nf_nat: leakage of uninitialized buffer in IRC NAT helper

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

The help function in net/netfilter/nf_nat_irc.c in the Linux kernel before 3.12.8 allows remote attackers to obtain sensitive information from kernel memory by establishing an IRC DCC session in which incorrect packet data is transmitted during use of the NAT mangle feature.

Find out more about CVE-2014-1690 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.

Statement

This issue does not affect the versions of Linux kernel as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.

CVSS v2 metrics

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

Base Score 2.6
Base Metrics AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N
Access Vector Network
Access Complexity High
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 2014-04-28

Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Enterprise MRG 2 realtime-kernel Affected
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 kernel Not affected
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 kernel Not affected
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 kernel Not affected

Acknowledgements

This issue was discovered by Daniel Borkmann of Red Hat Inc.

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